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Top Black executive Deon Riley earns $5.9-million salary from Bath & Body Works

Riley's trailblazing role: A look at her $5.86 million compensation as chief HR officer at Bath & Body Works

by Mfonobong Nsehe
Deon Riley

One of America’s top Black executives, Deon Riley, the chief human resources officer of Bath & Body Works, received a total compensation package amounting to $5.86 million from the American omnichannel retailer in 2022.

Deon Riley — who joined Bath & Body Works in December 2022 — received a compensation package that includes a base salary of $0.79 million and a performance-based short-term incentive of $1.09 million.

The leading African-American executive also received a long-term incentive award of $2.49 million, reflecting her unwavering dedication and expertise as a seasoned executive. Her leadership has not only propelled the company forward but also reshaped the narrative of culture, diversity, and inclusion within the ever-evolving corporate landscape.

Riley’s strategic HR leadership: A decade-long journey from PepsiCo to Bath & Body Works

Riley brings a seasoned track record in HR leadership and strategic talent management to her role as chief human resources officer at Bath & Body Works. 

Prior to joining the consumer goods giant, Riley honed her expertise in global HR strategy during eight years as group senior vice president of human resources, culture, diversity, and inclusion at Ross Stores. 

Her leadership roles at PepsiCo and Abercrombie & Fitch further solidified her reputation for driving impactful HR initiatives across diverse industries, including consumer goods, retail, and manufacturing.

Deon Riley’s impact at Bath & Body Works: A workforce visionary fueling 22% revenue growth

Riley’s contributions at Bath & Body Works transcend mere executive duties. Her joint focus on human resources practices and organization development has played a pivotal role in the company’s financial success — in 2022 Bath & Body Works achieved a gross profit of $3.86 billion, a 24.52-percent increase from 2021’s $3.1 billion. 

Riley’s commitment to diversity and building the right team has been instrumental in driving Bath & Body Works’ impressive financial performance — annual revenue soared to nearly $8 billion in 2022, a 22.51-percent increase from $6.43 billion in 2021.

Beyond her executive responsibilities, Riley’s minority stake of 0.025 percent (56,685 shares) in Bath & Body Works, currently valued at $2.20 million, underscores her unwavering dedication to the company’s long-term prosperity.

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