Kering has announced Ginevra Elkann as a new independent member of its board of directors. Her nomination will be submitted to shareholders for approval at the next Annual General Meeting, to be held on April 24, 2019. She replaces Laurence Boone, who has resigned following her appointment as chief economist of the OECD. Ginevra Elkann, 39, is the sister of John Elkann, president of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA). She is president of two film production and distribution companies, Asmara Films and Good Films. She is also president of the Pinacoteca Giovanni & Marella Agnelli in Turin, a counsellor on the board of Exor, a member of the advisory board at Christie's and a member of the American Academy in Rome. Kering's board of directors includes another Italian-born member, Daniela Riccardi, chief executive of Baccarat.