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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE

Board of Directors

2014
 - Current

Peter A Bridgman

Audit Committee Chair
Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee

Board of Directors

Peter A Bridgman

Director

Peter A. Bridgman served as Senior Vice President and General Auditor at PepsiCo Inc. before his election to the Board of Directors of the Company in February 2014. From 2000 to 2011, Mr. Bridgman was SVP and Controller at PepsiCo Inc., during which time he led the financial reporting and control functions for the $67 billion global consumer products company, ensuring best practice governance and regulatory compliance around the world. From 1992 to 2000, Mr. Bridgman served as SVP and Controller of Pepsi Bottling Group and from 1985 to 1992, he held positions of increasing responsibility at Pepsi International. Prior to that, Mr. Bridgman spent 12 years at KPMG where he had global client audit responsibilities. Mr. Bridgman served on the board of Alltel Corporation, a $10 billion wireless provider acquired by Verizon in 2009, and Pepsi Bottling Ventures, an $800 million private beverage manufacturer. He received a B.S. in Economics and Accounting from Bristol University in England, and is both a Certified Public Accountant in the United States and a Chartered Accountant in England. Mr. Bridgman’s extensive experience in financial reporting and internal control and his background in public accounting qualify him for service on our Board of Directors and provide the Board of Directors with additional expertise in these areas.

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1988
 - Current

Efraim Grinberg

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer; Director

Board of Directors

Efraim Grinberg

Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer; Director

Efraim Grinberg joined the Company in June 1980 and served as the Company’s Vice President of Marketing from February 1985 until July 1986, at which time he was elected to the position of Senior Vice President of Marketing. From June 1990 to October 1995, Mr. E. Grinberg served as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer and, from October 1995 until May 2001, served as the Company’s President. In May 2001, Mr. E. Grinberg was elected to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer and, in addition, effective January 31, 2009, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. In March 2010 Mr. E. Grinberg resigned as President. He continues to serve as the Company’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. E. Grinberg’s more than three decades of experience in the watch industry and in a variety of positions at the Company during this period of its growth provides him with extensive knowledge of the Company’s brands, markets, competitors, customers and other aspects of its business and the industry as a whole and qualifies him for service on the Board of Directors. Mr. E. Grinberg also serves on the Board of Directors of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. and Jewelers of America.

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2011
 - Current

Alex Grinberg

Senior Vice President Customer/Consumer Centric Initiatives; Director

Board of Directors

Alex Grinberg

Senior Vice President Customer/Consumer Centric Initiatives; Director

Alex Grinberg joined the Company in December 1994 as a territory manager for the Movado brand and was promoted to Vice President of International Sales for the Concord brand in June 1996. From February 1999 through October 2001 he was stationed in the Far East, developing Movado Group brands in Hong Kong and Japan. Beginning in November 2001 he held a number of positions of increasing responsibility within the Concord brand in the United States until November 2010, when he was appointed to his current position of Senior Vice President of Customer/Consumer Centric Initiatives with responsibility for creating programs to enhance the Company’s relationships with its retail partners and improve its worldwide customer service and after sales service performance. Mr. A. Grinberg’s many years with the Company, during which time he has held a number of positions in sales and brand management, and his international experience, make him well qualified for service on the Board of Directors.

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1997
 - Current

Alan H. Howard

Lead Director
Audit Committee
Compensation Committee Chair

Board of Directors

Alan H. Howard

Director

Alan Howard is the Managing Partner of Heathcote Advisors LLC, which he formed in March 2008 and which provides financial advisory services as well as makes principal investments. He is also currently a Senior Advisor at Rossoff & Company LLC, an independent investment banking firm that provides advice on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and restructurings and assists on raising debt and equity capital in the private and public markets. Since April 2018, Mr. Howard has served on the board of directors of the BNY Mellon Family of Funds (formerly The Dreyfus Family of Funds), a number of equity, fixed income and money market funds managed by BNY Mellon Investments, an investment advisor. Mr. Howard was the President of Dynatech/MPX Holdings LLC (“D/M Holdings”), a privately held company that is a global supplier and service provider of U.S. military aircraft parts for multiple platforms and engines, from 2012 through June 2019. Mr. Howard was a member of the Board of Directors of D/M Holdings from 2012 through June 2019 and served as Chief Executive Officer of one of its two operating companies (Dynatech International LLC), while also sitting on the boards of D/M Holdings’ two operating companies (Dynatech International LLC and Military Parts Exchange LLC). For the balance of 2019, he served as Vice Chairman of Dynatech International LLC to oversee a transition of his responsibilities. From 2008 through 2010 he was Managing Partner of S3 Strategic Advisors LLC, which provides strategic advice to hedge funds and asset managers. From June 2006 through July 2007, Mr. Howard was a Managing Director of Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, a private equity firm focused on investments in the transportation, aerospace & defense, logistics and industrial manufacturing sectors. Prior to June 2006, Mr. Howard was a Managing Director of Credit Suisse First Boston LLC (“CSFB”), an international provider of financial services. He had been with CSFB and its predecessor companies since 1985. As a Managing Director in the Global Industrial and Services Investment Banking Group, he was an advisor to several of the firm’s most important clients on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance and capital raising assignments. Mr. Howard’s broad experience in corporate governance, organizational management and investment banking & finance make him well qualified for service on the Board of Directors.

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2005
 - Current

Richard D. Isserman

Audit Committee

Board of Directors

Richard D. Isserman

Director

Richard Isserman had a distinguished career of nearly 40 years with KPMG LLP and, for 26 years, served as Audit Partner in KPMG’s New York office. He also led KPMG’s real estate audit practice in New York and was a member of the firm’s SEC Reviewing Partner’s Committee. Mr. Isserman retired from KPMG in June 1995. He is a licensed New York State CPA. Based on his years of demonstrated leadership in the field of public accounting, Mr. Isserman provides our Board of Directors with in-depth knowledge and experience in financial, accounting and risk management issues.

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2019
 - Current

Ann Kirschner

Compensation Committee
Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee Chair

Board of Directors

Ann Kirschner

Senior Vice President Customer/Consumer Centric Initiatives; Director

Ann Kirschner is an educator, consultant, and writer. Since 2006 she has been associated with The City University of New York, where she is University Professor, having previously served as Dean of Macaulay Honors College, and Strategic Advisor to the Chancellor. Ms. Kirschner is also President and Founder of Comma Communications, which provides advisory services for institutions and organizations focused on innovation in media, technology and education. A pioneer in digital technology and media and a veteran of four start-ups in cable, satellite, and online, she was the first digital strategist for the National Football League, where she launched NFL.COM and NFL SUNDAY TICKET. Ms. Kirschner serves on the board of Strategic Cyber Ventures, Cricket Media, and Noodle Partners. She is Vice Chair of Arizona State University’s EdPlus; a trustee of Princeton University, the Paul and Daisy Soros Foundation, Footsteps and nycFIRST; co-chair of the Princeton University Graduate School Leadership Council; and a member of the advisory board of WorldQuant University. Ms. Kirschner’s extensive experience in education and digital technology is expected to add an important perspective to the Board as the Company continues to invest in online marketing and technology.

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2018
 - Current

Stephen Sadove

Audit Committee
Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee
Compensation Committee

Board of Directors

Stephen Sadove

Director

Stephen Sadove has served as a founding partner of JW Levin Management Partners LLC, a private management and investment firm, since 2015. Mr. Sadove has also served since 2014 as principal of Stephen Sadove and Associates, which provides consulting services to retail and non-retail clients. From 2007 until 2013, Mr. Sadove served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Saks Incorporated, having previously served Saks in the roles of Vice Chairman, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his tenure with Saks, Mr. Sadove served Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) from 1991 until 2001, most recently as Senior Vice President of Bristol-Myers Squibb and President, Worldwide Beauty Care. Mr. Sadove currently serves on the board of directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE: CL), where he serves as the Lead Director; Aramark (NYSE: ARMK), where he serves as the Lead Director; and Park Hotels and Resorts Inc. (NYSE: PK). Mr. Sadove served on the board of directors of J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (NYSE: JCP) until May 2016 and Ruby Tuesday, Inc. (NYSE: RT) until December 2017. He currently serves as the Chairman of the board of trustees of Hamilton College. Mr. Sadove’s operations and leadership expertise, extensive marketing experience at retail and consumer-products companies, and significant public company directorship experience make him well qualified to serve on the Board of Directors.

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2022
 - Current

Maya Peterson

Nominating, Governance and Corporate Responsibility Committee

Board of Directors

Maya Peterson

Director

Maya Peterson currently serves as Vice President, Insights & Strategy at Universal Music Group for Brands. Additionally, Ms. Peterson serves as a Senior Advisor to Influence Change, a nonpartisan organization focused on voter justice. Previously, Ms. Peterson held senior marketing positions at ViacomCBS and several other consumer products and services companies. Ms. Peterson is a graduate of Wellesley College and holds an MBA from University of Southern California. She has served since 2021 as an Advisory Board Member for Good Information, Inc., and since 2018 as a Youth Solutions Advisory Council Member for the YMCA Global Alliance. Additionally, she has received various awards including 100 Emerging Women in Culture (Neutrogena, PureWow), Cable Fax 100 Most Influential Minorities, 2018 Creative Media Award (Best Insights/Research, The Culture of Proximity), 2018 Shorty Award (Best YouTube Content, The Culture of Proximity), and 2018 Synopsis Award (Best Short-Form Content for YouTube, The Culture of Proximity).

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Shareholders and other interested parties desiring to communicate directly with the full Board of Directors, the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors, the non-management directors as a group or with any individual director or directors may do so by sending such communication in writing addressed to the attention of the intended recipient(s), c/o Secretary and General Counsel, Movado Group, Inc., 650 From Road, Ste. 375, Paramus, NJ 07652-3556. Interested parties may communicate anonymously and/or confidentially if they desire. All communications received that relate to accounting, internal accounting controls or auditing matters will be referred to the chairman of the Audit Committee unless the communication is otherwise addressed. All other communications received will be forwarded to the appropriate director or directors.

executive Officers

Efraim Grinberg

Chief Executive Officer

Board of Directors

Efraim Grinberg

Director

Efraim Grinberg joined the Company in June 1980 and served as the Company’s Vice President of Marketing from February 1985 until July 1986, at which time he was elected to the position of Senior Vice President of Marketing. From June 1990 to October 1995, Mr. E. Grinberg served as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer and, from October 1995 until May 2001, served as the Company’s President. In May 2001, Mr. E. Grinberg was elected to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer and, in addition, effective January 31, 2009, he was elected Chairman of the Board of Directors. In March 2010 Mr. E. Grinberg resigned as President. He continues to serve as the Company’s Chairman of the Board of Directors and Chief Executive Officer. Mr. E. Grinberg’s more than three decades of experience in the watch industry and in a variety of positions at the Company during this period of its growth provides him with extensive knowledge of the Company’s brands, markets, competitors, customers and other aspects of its business and the industry as a whole and qualifies him for service on the Board of Directors. Mr. E. Grinberg also serves on the Board of Directors of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. and Jewelers of America.

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Sallie A. DeMarsilis

Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer

Board of Directors

Sallie A. DeMarsilis

Director

Sallie A. DeMarsilis joined the Company in January 2008 as a Senior Vice President of Finance and was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Principal Accounting Officer effective March 31, 2008. From December 2004 through December 2007, she served as Senior Vice President of Finance with The Warnaco Group, Inc., a global wholesaler and retailer of apparel. Prior to that, Ms. DeMarsilis held several senior financial positions with Ann Inc. (formerly known as Ann Taylor Stores Corporation), a specialty retailer in the United States of women’s apparel, shoes and accessories, from November 1994 through December 2004, including Controller and Senior Vice President of Finance. Both The Warnaco Group, Inc. and Ann Inc. were publicly traded companies during Ms. DeMarsilis’ tenure. Ms. DeMarsilis is a Certified Public Accountant and worked in public accounting with Deloitte & Touche LLP for eight years before joining Ann Inc.

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Vivian D’Elia

Senior Vice President, Human Resources

Board of Directors

Vivian D’Elia

Director

Vivian D’Elia joined the Company in October 1994 as Vice President of Human Resources and was promoted to Senior Vice President of Human Resources in July 1997. Prior to joining the Company, she was the Director of Human Resources at Brother International, a provider of home, home office and business products. Prior to that, Ms. D’Elia spent ten years at Polychrome, a division of Sun Chemical, where she was Vice President, Human Resources.

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Behzad Soltani

Executive Vice President, Commercial President and Chief Technology Officer

Board of Directors

Behzad Soltani

Director

Mr. Soltani joined the Company in March 2018 as Chief Digital Officer and was promoted to Executive Vice President, Commercial President, and Chief Technology Officer in June 2020. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Soltani served as Vice President and General Manager of B2B at Boxed, where he was responsible for setting the strategic vision and operational execution of critical business functions. Prior thereto, Mr. Soltani served as Vice President and General Manager at Keurig, where he was responsible for the Company’s eCommerce business. Prior to Keurig, Mr. Soltani held senior roles at leading companies including Staples and FedEx Office. Mr. Soltani holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science degree from the University of Massachusetts and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Boston University.

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Mitchell C. Sussis

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

Board of Directors

Mitchell C. Sussis

Director

Mitchell C. Sussis joined the Company in November 2015 as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary. Immediately prior to joining the Company, Mr. Sussis served as Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Time Inc., an international media company, since January 2014. Prior thereto, he served as Senior Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Level 3 Communications, Inc., a global telecommunications services provider, since October 2011, and as Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary of Global Crossing Limited from 1999 until its acquisition by Level 3 Communications in 2011. Earlier in his career, Mr. Sussis held senior legal positions at The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation and Automatic Data Processing, Inc., after having started in legal practice in 1989 at the international law firm of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP.

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Guidelines

Corporate Governance Guidelines

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Code of Ethics

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics

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Movado Group, Inc.

Charter of the Lead Director

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Bylaws,2016

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