Siddhartha Shukla is a fashion industry executive who has worked in New York and Paris with Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Reed Krakoff prior to joining Fast Retailing as Chief Marketing Officer in 2013. He is now the Chief Merchant at Theory and a member of the Board of Directors at the French-American Foundation. As a member of the senior leadership team, Mr. Shukla oversees product strategy, business development, marketing and communications initiatives for Theory and Helmut Lang globally. He received his bachelor’s degree with honors in anthropology and English literature from Yale University in 2000. Mr. Shukla sits on the board of the Metropolitan Opera and the Salzburg Easter Festival. He resides in New York and Paris.