Former Apple retailer Angela Ahrendts joins the Airline board, announced the company on Thursday.
The former Burberry CEO led Apple's stores and online stores for five years before the company announced its resignation earlier this year.
Ahrendts had been one of the highest paid employees in Apple with a $ 26.5 million compensation in 2018, according to Apple's January 8, 2019 power of attorney. In the same year, CEO Tim Cook totaled $ 15.7 million compensation that year, according to the application.
At Apple, Ahrendts used the company's physical stores to attract customers and develop the brand through store programs such as "Today at Apple." In the announcement, Airbnb says her work on "customer building environment" would benefit the board.
Ahrendts is now the third independent non-affiliated board member of the company, says the company. She joins former US executive manager Ken Chenault and former Pixar CFO Ann Mather as an independent board member.
The board's announcement comes as Airbnb prepares a first public offer, which CEO Brian Chesky told CNBC could be ready as soon as later this year.
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