Drosos leaves group president role at Proctor & Gamble after 24 years.
Signet announced last week that Virginia C. Drosos has been appointed to its board of directors with immediate effect.
Drosos is currently group president of global beauty, skin, cosmetics and personal care at Proctor & Gamble in the US, one of the leading multinational manufacturers of consumer cosmetic goods.
She recently announced her retirement from this position, effective September 1, 2012 having joined Procter & Gamble in 1987.
The Board of Directors has determined that Drosos is an independent director under the New York Stock Exchange listing standards.
H. Todd Stitzer, chairman of the board at Signet, said: “We welcome Gina as a director of Signet and are confident that her experience will enable her to make a significant contribution to the company.”