Chip Wilson, founder of lululemon, is stepping down from the company’s board of directors.

Wilson founded lululemon in 1998, after which he expanded the company from a small storefront in Vancouver to an international brand with more than 250 locations.

In January 2012, Wilson left his position as Chief Innovation and Branding Officer to begin a sabbatical. About a year later, he was asked to return to help revive the brand and handle significant management changes.

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Now, says Wilson, “The company has returned to the core values that made it great, and [it’s] back on track […] I have achieved the goals I set when I came back, and after careful thought, I believe now is the right time to step away from the board.”


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