Iris Epple-Righi started her professional career at the department store E. Breuninger GmbH & Co. where she worked from 1989 until 2003, first as a Buying Agent, then as Head of Procurement and as a Member of the Management. Following that, Ms. Epple-Righi worked for the PVH Group for over 15 years. She joined the group in 2003 as Senior Vice President Retail at Tommy Hilfiger, where she was responsible for the entire retail sector (both online and offline). From 2010 Ms. Epple-Righi took over the entire product and supply chain responsibility. Following a change within the PVH Group in 2013, Ms. Epple-Righi became responsible for Calvin Klein's European business for three years as President of Calvin Klein Europe. Subsequently, Ms. Epple-Righi took over the position of CEO of Escada until the successful sale of the company in November 2019. She left Escada in December 2019. In May 2020 Ms. Epple-Righi joined the board of Hugo Boss. Ms. Epple-Righi holds degree in Business Administration, with a focus on marketing and tax, from the University of Tübingen.