Melanie Steiner is a Senior Retail and Apparel Executive, with over 25 years of experience in risk, strategy and sustainability. In 2012, she was appointed the Chief Risk Officer for PVH, a $9BN F500 global apparel company with iconic lifestyle brands including Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and Heritage Brands. As a member of PVH’s Senior Management Team, Melanie is responsible for managing all of PVH’s risk functions globally, as well as several regional operational functions which together include Internal Audit, Cybersecurity and Data Privacy, Insurance, Enterprise Risk Management, Crisis Management, Inventory Management, and Procurement. She also leads PVH’s Corporate Social Responsibility group, and is a globally recognized expert in the field.

Prior to PVH, Melanie held a leadership position at EY Canada in the Advisory practice, where she developed the client-facing Climate Change and Sustainability Services practice. She began her career as an attorney, specializing in international environmental law and policy at the UN level, holding a Bachelor of Laws (J.D.) degree from Osgoode Hall (Toronto) and a Master of Environmental Laws from the University of London (UK).

Melanie is passionate about using her platform to mentor, inspire and develop talent, as well as to give back. She currently serves as a member of the PVH Inclusion & Diversity Council, was a founding member of the company’s Women’s Leadership Council and is the executive sponsor of the Working Parents Business Resource Group (BRG). She is also an active board member and advisor to a number of organizations.


Melanie splits her time between New York and Toronto. She is married with three step-children and three grandchildren.