Chip Bergh

President and CEO
Levi Strauss & Co.
Chip Bergh, PResident and CEO at Levi Strauss & Co. will be recognized as The Visionary 2019

Bergh, who serves on Levi Strauss & Co.’s board of directors, joined the company as president and CEO in 2011 and is responsible for a nearly $5 billion enterprise that operates in more than 110 countries with more than 2,900 retail stores and global distribution of its Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ and Denizen® brands.

Prior to LS&Co., Bergh worked at Proctor & Gamble for 28 years in a series of leadership positions with a focus on brand management, ultimately becoming group president of global male grooming brands. Among other duties he ran the Folgers coffee and Jif peanut butter brands, was in charge of the integration of Gillette after its acquisition in 2005 and oversaw the launch of Swiffer and the remarketing of Old Spice. Before that, he ran P&G’s international business in India, Southeast Asia and Australia.

In addition to his work at Levi Strauss & Co. Bergh was named chairman of the HP Board of Directors in 2017 and has previously served on the board of directors for VF Corporation and the Economic Development Board of Singapore.