Neela Montgomery became the CEO of Crate and Barrel Holdings, a global home furnishings retailer including the brands Crate and Barrel and CB2, in August 2017.
Overseeing all aspects of the company, Neela is leading a progressive growth strategy—developing tools and relationships with retailers, manufacturers, and tech to propel the heritage brand into the future of retail. Under her guidance, the company has adopted 3D modeling and AI technology to enhance the customer experience, and launched industry disrupting partnerships to extend the reach of the company’s brands.
Neela brings 16 years of global multi-channel leadership experience, having previously led in Malaysia, Germany, the UK and now the USA.
She worked for the Otto Group on the Executive Board for two and a half years and was responsible for the group’s brick and mortar business as Executive Chairwoman. Before 2014, she spent 12 years at Tesco PLC across various leadership roles in strategy, eCommerce, and rising to oversee General Merchandise for the UK business.
Neela studied English Literature at Oxford University and holds an MBA from INSEAD. In September 2017, Neela became a Non-Executive Member of the Board of Directors for Logitech, a consumer technology company based in Switzerland and the USA.