Press Release

Announcement of New Executive Officer

December 1, 2021

Press Release

Announcement of New Executive Officer


ZOZO, Inc.(headquartered in Chiba City, Chiba Prefecture, Representative Director, President & CEO: SAWADA Kotaro), which operates the online fashion retail website ZOZOTOWN, announces that Christine Edman has been appointed as an executive officer, as of today December 1st, 2021.


Edman will be in charge of managing multiple areas such as strengthening a relationship with brands of ZOZOTOWN and luxury & designer zone ZOZOVILLA, acquiring new brands, and new project planning.


Edman was born to Japanese and American parents, and brought up in Tokyo.

She built her career at Stockholm and Hong Kong offices of H&M (Hennes & Mauritz) before taking on the role as president of H&M Japan. She undertook H&M’s entry to Japan’s market and achieved its business expansion across the country.


Recently she has worked as President & CEO of GIVENCHY Japan, and made a prominent contribution to company’s growth by optimizing and improving the efficiency of business, building and reinforcing sales team, and promoting organization reform.


We believe she will strengthen our relationship with clients, and lead to our further growth, attributing to her rich experiences she gained in Japan and abroad.


Furthermore, she has engaged in building a flat organizational structure and human resource training and development through her career of management role at global companies. She has also been motivated and passionate to participate activities to empower Japanese women for improvement of their social standing whilst balancing work and her life as a mother of two.


She is also highly anticipated for her leadership on one of our sustainability key actions “Promote diversity and inclusion among everyone involved in fashion.”


We will continue working towards realizing our corporate philosophy, “Inspire the world. Deliver joy every day.”



Christine Edman’s profile



Christine Edman


Date of birth

December 23rd, 1975 (45 years-old)



Nov 1997

Joined Mattel International K.K.


Jan 2000

Joined Aunt Stella Inc.
Moved to Sweden after she got married.


Aug 2005

Earned her MBA at Stockholm School of Economics
Joined H&M Hennes & Mauritz AB in Sweden


Feb 2007

Area manager, H&M Hong Kong


Mar 2008

President, H&M Japan


Jun 2017

President & CEO, GIVENCHY Japan


Dec 2021

Executive officer, ZOZO, Inc.




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