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Entertainment

Web Desk
June 18, 2020

Emma Watson to work for Gucci owner Kering

Entertainment

Web Desk
Thu, Jun 18, 2020

Harry Potter star Emma Watson has joined the board of  Kering, the French fashion giant and the world's second-biggest luxury group.

 The actress is the face of the Good On You app, which rates fashion brands on their ethical and sustainability credentials.

Watson "is one of the world's most popular actors and best-known activists," Kering said in a statement after on the appointment of the 30-year-old, a high-profile women's rights advocate as well as a UN goodwill ambassador.

"Emma Watson is also a pioneer in advocating for sustainable fashion," Kering added.

She was nominated onto the board alongside the Ivory Coast-born former CEO of Credit Suisse Group Tidjane Thiam and Jean Liu, the president of "the Chinese Uber" Didi Chuxing, by shareholders at Kering's AGM.

Since the end of the "Harry Potter" franchise in 2010, Watson has combined acting in hit films such as "Little Women" with going back to university, championing reading groups and heading up the UN's HeForShe gender equality campaign.

She also coined the phrase "self-partnered" to describe her contentment as being single.