Jane Nielsen has been the Chief Financial Officer at Ralph Lauren Corporation since September 2016 and its Chief Operating Officer since April 2019. She leads Ralph Lauren's global technology, finance, business development and real estate organizations, and drives the company's financial strategy to deliver sustainable profitable growth. She is responsible for managing the Company's capital structure decisions, ensuring a strong focus on return on investment and maintaining strategic flexibility. She also oversees financial processes and controls, business development and real estate, and communicates the Company's strategy and performance with investors.
Prior to joining Ralph Lauren, Ms. Nielsen served as Chief Financial Officer of Coach, Inc. from September 2011 to August 2016 where she was instrumental in Coach Inc.’s global business transformation. Prior to that, from 2009 until 2011, she was Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of PepsiCo Beverages Americas and the Global Nutrition Group, divisions of PepsiCo, Inc., with responsibility for all financial management including financial reporting, performance management, capital allocation, and strategic planning. Prior to that, Ms. Nielsen held various senior roles in finance at PepsiCo, Inc. and Pepsi Bottling Group starting in 1996. She also serves on the board of directors of Pinnacle Foods Inc. Ms. Nielsen received her M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and B.A. from Smith College