Kohl’s board of directors has increased the size of the board to 12 members and appointed Kroger’s Yael Cosset to fill the new board seat effective February 2, 2020.
Cosset has been appointed to a term expiring at Kohl’s 2020 annual shareholders meeting and will be standing for election by the shareholders at that time. He will initially serve on the board of directors’ governance and nominating committee.
Cosset is svp/chief information officer of Kroger. He previously served as global vice president and chief digital officer of Kroger from 2017 to 2019 and as chief information officer/chief commercial officer of 84.51˚ LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kroger from 2015 to 2017. Prior to joining Kroger, Cosset held senior management positions at Dunnhumby Ltd., a customer data science and consulting services firm, having most recently served as global chief information officer from 2010 to 2015.
“Yael is a seasoned executive leader who brings technology and digital expertise with notable retail and consumer brands,” said Frank Sica, Kohl’s chairman. “This digital experience and his deep understanding of customer analytics, innovation and transformation in the retail sector will be valuable assets to Kohl’s, and we look forward to his contributions to the board.”