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Chip Bergh

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Chip Bergh

President and CEO, Levi Strauss & Co.
Chip Bergh

Chip Bergh has been the president and chief executive officer of Levi Strauss & Co. since 2011. He is also on the company’s board of directors. During his tenure, the company has experienced a dramatic turnaround marked by outstanding performance, a return to the center of culture and purpose-driven leadership. LS&Co. returned to the public markets with a successful IPO in March 2019. Prior to joining Levi Strauss & Co., Chip spent 28 years at Procter & Gamble (P&G) in roles of increasing scope and complexity in brand management, general management, and executive leadership, including a stint leading all of P&G’s business in India, Southeast Asia and Australasia. His last assignment before joining LS&Co. was group president for global male grooming. The first P&G employee assigned to the Gillette business following P&G’s $57 billion acquisition of Gillette in 2005, he led the integration and then ran the Gillette Blades & Razors business along with all of P&G’s male grooming brands. In July 2017, Chip was named non-executive chairman of the board of HP Inc. (HPQ), the market-leading printing and personal systems company. He has served as lead independent director of the HP board since March 2017 and as a board member since 2015. In 2019, Chip was named one of the World’s Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine, and he has been widely recognized for his statements and actions on issues like gun violence prevention, climate change and social and racial justice.