Conagra adds brand-building vet Manny Chirico to board of directors
Conagra Brands has announced the appointment of Manny Chirico to its broad of directors to increase its brand-building efforts. Chirico will officially join the board Feb. 1, 2021.
“We’re most pleased to welcome Manny to the Conagra Brands board,” said Richard H. Lenny, chairman, Conagra Brands, through a press release. “Conagra and our shareholders will benefit from Manny’s deep experience building consumer brands, leading organizations and his strong emphasis on corporate culture and social responsibility.”
Chirico, 63, is an accomplished executive with an established track record of building shareholder value. Chirico is currently chairman and CEO of PVH Corp., one of the world’s most admired fashion and lifestyle companies, with almost 40,000 associates and operating in 40 countries. PVH’s brands include Calvin Klein, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, ARROW, Warner’s and IZOD. He has served in multiple leadership roles with PVH during his more than 25 years with the company, serving as CEO since 2006 and chairman since 2007. He will retire from his role as PVH’s CEO on Feb. 1, 2021.
Conagra’s brands include Birds Eye, Earth Balance, Healthy Choice, Hunt’s and Vlasic, among others.
“The board of directors, management team, and all Conagra employees have done an incredible job building Conagra into an innovative, consumer-focused packaged food company and I look forward to contributing to Conagra’s continued success in the years to come,” Chirico said.
Prior to joining PVH, Chirico was a partner with international accounting firm Ernst & Young, leading its Retail and Apparel Practice Group. He has served as a director of Dick’s Sporting Goods since 2003. Chirico earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting and finance from Fordham University, where he serves on the board of trustees.