Godiva names former Burberry exec Virgine Costa as CFO
Costa succeeds Selim Baraz.
July 25, 2018
Godiva has named Virginie Costa as cfo, effective Aug. 6.
Costa, who succeeds Selim Baraz, will be responsible for leading the brand’s global finance team and will join the company’s Global Executive Committee.
Costa joins Godiva with 20 years of financial and operational experience, with a deep focus in the consumer experience. Most recently, she served as chief financial and operations officer for Burberry Americas, where she led finance, customer operations, technology, legal and other functions. Costa was instrumental in many high-profile transformation programs that improved Burberry’s overall performance.
“We are thrilled to have Virginie join our executive team,” said Godiva CEO Annie Young-Scrivner. “She brings strong leadership experience in modernizing and building finance and operations teams to drive productivity and profitability. Virginie joining the team further demonstrates our commitment to supporting Women in Leadership as 50 percent of my Global Executive Committee will now be female.”
Costa lives in New York with her family and will be based at Godiva’s New York headquarters.
"I am excited and honored to be joining the Godiva family,” Costa said. “I look forward working with Annie and collaborating with my peers by building a strong global finance team and leveraging my business experience as we further expand into other markets and product categories."