Former Apple retail boss Angela Ahrendts joins Airbnb's board
CNBC - Thu 16 May 15:36 GMT

Angela Ahrendts previously served as the chief executive at Burberry.

Former Apple retail boss Angela Ahrendts joins Airbnb's board

  Former Apple retail boss Angela Ahrendts is joining Airbnb's board, the company announced Thursday.

  The former Burberry CEO led Apple's retail and online stores for five years before the company announced her departure earlier this year.

  Ahrendts is now Airbnb's third independent, non-affiliated board member, the company said.

  She joins former American Express CEO Ken Chenault and former Pixar CFO Ann Mather as an independent board member.

  The board announcement comes as Airbnb is preparing for an initial public offering, which CEO Brian Chesky told CNBC could be ready as soon as later this year.