Airbnb has made yet another addition to its board of directors as it inches toward an initial public offering, expected in the next year.
Angela Ahrendts, the former senior vice president of retail at Apple, joins as its third independent non-affiliated board member. Ahrendts joined Apple in 2014 after serving as CEO of the British fashion house Burberry for eight years. Apple earlier this year announced Ahrendts would step down in April to be replaced by the company’s HR head, Deirdre O’Brien.
Airbnb in August tapped Ann Mather, the former Disney and Pixar executive, to join its board. Mather represented the first female addition to its all-male board. In January 2018, the home-sharing giant added Ken Chenault, the former chief executive officer of American Express, to its board.