Former Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa Joins Herbalife as Senior Advisor
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Global nutrition company, Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF), announced today
that it has engaged former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa to
serve as a Senior Advisor to Chairman and CEO Michael O. Johnson and the
company's board of directors. Villaraigosa will provide counsel on
strategic business development and global community outreach.
"Antonio knows our company well. He understands our nutrition products
as well as the way our business model works and the value it can bring
to communities," said Johnson. "His years of experience leading a major
U.S. city give Antonio a unique understanding of the opportunities
Herbalife can bring to people across the globe. His knowledge and
perspective will be a valuable addition to our team."
Herbalife helps people pursue healthy, active lives and offers an
entrepreneurial business opportunity to those interested in selling its
products, which are available exclusively through its network of
"Herbalife has been a solid member of the Los Angeles business community
and a strong presence within the Latino community since the company was
founded here in 1980," said Villaraigosa. "During my time as mayor,
Herbalife demonstrated its commitment to the city by choosing to locate
its corporate offices in the LA Live complex and through its association
with the LA Galaxy and the Herbalife LA Triathlon. I've long admired
Herbalife's commitment to giving back to the community though their
support of local organizations like the Union Rescue Mission, the LA
Chapter of the Red Cross and the Los Angeles City Fellows Program. I'm
excited to have the opportunity to work with the Herbalife leadership
team to help the company continue to grow and contribute."
Antonio Villaraigosa served as the 41st Mayor of Los Angeles,
California, from 2005 to 2013. Prior to being elected Mayor, he was a
member of the California State Assembly from 1994 to 2000, the
Democratic leader of the Assembly from 1996 to 1998, and the Speaker of
the California State Assembly from 1998 to 2000. After leaving the State
Assembly, due to term limits, he was elected to the Los Angeles City
Council from 2003 until he was elected Mayor in 2005.
A member of the Democratic Party, as a national co-chairman of Hillary
Clinton's presidential campaign, as a member of President Barack Obama's
Transition Economic Advisory Board, and as Chairman of the 2012
Democratic National Convention in September 2012.
About Herbalife Ltd.
Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) is a global nutrition company that sells
weight-management, nutrition and personal care products intended to
support a healthy lifestyle. Herbalife products are sold in more than 85
countries to and through a network of independent distributors. The
company supports the Herbalife Family Foundation and its Casa Herbalife
program to help bring good nutrition to children. Herbalife's website
contains financial and other information about the company at www.herbalife.com.
SVP, Worldwide Corporate Comms.
Source: Herbalife Ltd.
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