Gap Inc. Selects New Global President For Old Navy

by Katie Lee

San FranciscoGap Inc. has selected Sonia Syngal as Old Navy’s global president, effective immediately, to lead the brand’s continued reinvention of the value space. She will continue to report to Gap Inc. CEO Art Peck.

During her 12-year Gap Inc. tenure, Syngal has been a key driver in evolving the company’s product-to-market model, and held leadership roles where she honed her expertise in managing retail operations, driving growth and bringing brand experiences to life for customers. Most recently, Syngal served as executive vice president of global supply chain and product operations for Gap Inc. The new appointment marks Syngal’s return to Old Navy where she served as senior vice president of the brand’s international division in 2013.

“Old Navy is truly changing the value space with great design and quality apparel that the whole family loves, and I can’t wait to focus my energy on continuing to deliver that promise for our customers,” says Syngal. “How we continue to transform our product engine, focused on balancing amazing product with operational excellence, will be key to unlocking Old Navy’s next phase of growth.”

Before her time at Old Navy, Syngal led Gap and Banana Republic’s European business for nearly 2 years, and spent almost 3 years driving the international divisions for Gap Outlet and Banana Republic Factory Stores. She also held various vice president-level roles across the company’s global sourcing organization for 4 years.

Jill Stanton, who served as interim leader for Old Navy, will serve as a strategic advisor to support a seamless transition as Syngal takes the helm. Additionally, the company announced that two seasoned executives will oversee Gap Inc.’s global supply chain and logistics functions. Effective immediately, Michael Yee will serve as executive vice president, global supply chain, sourcing and production, and Shawn Curran will serve as executive vice president, global supply chain logistics and product operations. Both Yee and Curran will report to Peck and join the senior leadership team.

Gap Inc. is a leading global retailer whose brands include Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Athleta and Intermix. Gap Inc. products are available for purchase in more than 90 countries worldwide through about 3,300 company-operated stores, more than 400 franchise stores, and e-commerce sites. For more information, visit

SOURCE: Gap Inc.

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