Uta Werner Named Chief Strategy Officer at Signet

In the newly created role, she will head up strategy and growth opportunities

Uta Werner is Signet Jewelers’ chief strategy officer, a new position at the company.

Werner will be responsible for strategy development and execution. She will report to CEO Mark Light and serve on the company’s executive committee.

Most recently, Werner was the executive vice president, global product leadership at Nielsen, and prior to that she was the chief strategy officer at Xerox. She is a board member of the Forté Foundation, a nonprofit consortium of corporations and business schools that aims to further women in business.

“Uta will help us further differentiate and strengthen our position as the world’s largest retailer of diamond jewelry,” said Light. “This role is critical to the transformation of Signet and the creation of an organization that supports Signet’s Vision 2020 and our future growth. Vision 2020 represents a well-planned strategic framework for growth and future success. We are all very excited for Uta to join the team at Signet and look forward to her contributing to our success.”