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Neela Montgomery, CEO

Neela Montgomery

CEO, Crate and Barrel

Neela Montgomery is the CEO of Crate & Barrel Holdings (CBH). Headquartered in Northbrook, Illinois, CBH is a global home furnishings retailer, including the brands Crate and Barrel and CB2.

Before joining CBH in August 2017, Neela was the Executive Board Member for Multichannel Retail at the Otto Group. She joined the Hamburg, Germany based Otto Group, a global retail and retail-related services group with over 100 operating companies, in November 2014. She oversaw a diverse portfolio of companies operating in both eCommerce and brick and mortar retail, while also serving as Executive Chairwoman of various retailers such as SportScheck, Frankonia, Manufactum, and Crate and Barrel.

Before joining the Otto Group, Neela spent 12 years at Tesco PLC, one of the world's largest retailers. Neela served as the UK General Merchandise Director on the UK Board of Tesco PLC, with multichannel accountability for an array of product categories including Home, Electronics and Entertainment, and Toys. She also served as UK eCommerce Director and as Commercial Director for Tesco Malaysia from 2007 to 2011.

In June 2017, Neela joined the Board of Directors for Logitech, a consumer technology company listed on NASDAQ and in Switzerland. Additionally, she has been a judge for the World Retail Awards in 2017 and 2018.

Neela studied English Literature at Oxford University and holds an MBA from INSEAD having studied in France and Singapore. She is 43 years old, a British national, and is married with two children.