P&G exec joins Signet Jewelers

HAMILTON, BERMUDA — Specialty retail jeweler, Signet Jewelers, has named a Procter & Gamble executive to its board of directors.

Virginia Drosos, group president global beauty, skin, cosmetics and personal care for Procter & Gamble, who will retire from this position effective Sept. 1, joined the Signet board on July 25.

Drosos joined Procter & Gamble in 1987, and has held positions of increasing responsibility since then. Drosos became group president global female beauty, beauty and grooming in 2010 before assuming her current position in August 2011. As a global business unit group president, Drosos has responsibility for Procter & Gamble's global beauty care business unit operations, strategy and long term business development.

Todd Stitzer, chairman, commented: "We welcome Gina as a director of Signet and are confident that her experience will enable her to make a significant contribution to the company."

Signet operated 1,851 specialty retail jewelry stores at April 28, 2012, these included 1,320 stores in the United States, where its store concepts include "Kay Jewelers", "Jared The Galleria Of Jewelry" and a number of regional names.