The nomination committee of the supervisory board of Zalando has proposed to elect Jennifer Hyman to the board replacing Alexander Samwer, who has been a director since 2013. Hyman is the chief executive and co-founder of the company Rent the Runway, a New York-based online service that provides designer dress and accessory rentals, as well as a non-executive director of The Estée Lauder Companies, the American cosmetics group. Zalando will be holding its shareholder meeting on June 23.

Cristina Stenbeck, who chairs the supervisory board and nomination committee, said that Hyman’s experience in the fashion industry is relevant for Zalando as it plans to become the “starting point for fashion.”