The Prada Group announced that Malika Savell has been appointed as Chief Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer for Prada North America. In her role, Malika will be responsible for developing policies, strategies, and programs to help ensure a diverse representation of cultures and perspectives at all levels of the company. She will be in charge of working with the Group’s global leadership to strengthen the inclusive culture and advancement for the company’s talents.
Malika has expertise and experience leading diversity initiatives at global luxury companies. Malika reports to Prada USA CEO, Marcelo Noschese. Malika will work closely with Prada’s Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Council, chaired by artist and activist Theaster Gates and award-winning writer, director, and producer Ava DuVernay, to continue providing opportunities for students of color and investing in scholarship, internship, and apprenticeship programs. Malika will also collaborate with the Council and the Group’s creative and design teams to keep the company abreast of global social awareness around race, culture, and politics.
“Malika is a dynamic, impact-driven leader and I am excited to welcome her to Prada”, said Lorenzo Bertelli, Group Head of Corporate Social Responsibility.
Previously, Malika was the Director of Cultural Diversity- Partnerships & Engagement at Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy (LVMH). Malika has been recognized for creating diversity, brand equity, and inclusion initiatives that help drive engagement and experiences for internal and external stakeholders such as consumers, communities, and employees. In 2018, she was named Event Marketers’ 35 Under 35, a list of the top 35 experiential marketers in the U.S. under the age of 35. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies from Hunter College in New York and obtained her certification in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.