Marty Wikstrom is an accomplished brand and retail executive and board member with over 30 years’ experience in global executive roles. One of the luxury industry’s leading authorities, Wikstrom has received numerous awards for her work, including being inducted into the World Retail Congress Hall of Fame in 2017. Wikstrom excels at helping C-Suite executives develop and is dedicated to mentoring the next generation of female leaders.
Wikstrom currently sits as a Board Director of Fortnum & Mason, the World Wide Web Foundation, Johnstons of Elgin, Farrow & Ball, Cath Kidston, Woolrich, Catch Fashion and the International Women’s Forum Foundation. She is a founding partner of Atelier Fund, specializing in the acquisition and development of luxury brands. She was formerly the Chair of Harry’s of London, and a Non- Executive Director of Bally International Ltd. and Space.NK, Ltd.
Previously, Wikstrom joined Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, the world’s second largest luxury conglomerate, in 2005 and was the first woman in the company’s history to serve as a Non-Executive Director. In 2009, she was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Fashion and Accessories businesses. She became an Executive Director and sat on the Group’s Management Committee, the Chairman’s Committee and the Strategic Product and Communications Committee.
Prior to serving as CEO of the Fashion and Accessories Brands of Compagnie Financière Richemont SA, Wikstrom served as the Deputy Managing Director and then Managing Director of Harrods, Ltd. She was a Board Director of Harrods Holdings Ltd, Harrods Estates and Kurt Geiger, Ltd where she was also the interim Chief Executive Officer. Wikstrom was also the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Liberty, plc and on the Advisory Board of the World Retail Congress, the first annual international forum designed to meet the challenges of retail globalisation.
Before joining Harrods, Wikstrom began her career at Nordstrom, Inc. where she rose from a part-time sales assistant to President of the Full Line Stores Group, Nordstrom’s primary business unit.
Wikstrom currently lives in London.