Bed Bath & Beyond appoints general counsel

May 11, 2020
Arlene Hong to join company on May 18

Bed Bath & Beyond has hired Arlene Hong as executive vice president, chief legal officer (CLO) and corporate secretary, effective May 18. She will report directly to president and CEO Mark Tritton.

Hong is joining Bed Bath & Beyond from FULLBEAUTY Brands, where she has been CLO, senior vice president and corporate secretary since 2019. She previously headed up Amazon’s legal team responsible for the North America Softlines business and was general counsel at Quidsi, an Amazon subsidiary.

Earlier in her career, Hong was general counsel for e-commerce retailer Ideeli and served as general counsel of J Crew for roughly a decade.

Bed Bath & Beyond has also announced other senior appointments, including the arrival of Gustavo Arnal as executive vice president, CFO and treasurer, effective May 4. Arnal was previously group CFO of Avon, before which he held senior positions at Walgreens Boots Alliance and Procter & Gamble.

‘We remain committed to rebuilding our business and strengthening our ability to serve our loyal customers, while we respond to the challenges presented by Covid-19,’ says Tritton says in a statement.

‘[W]e are continuing to bring experienced, passionate leaders of change into our business, with strong expertise in business transformation and omni-channel retail. This is a world-class team that will accelerate and drive our transformation.’


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