RYU Apparel, Inc. announced that Daphna Edwards Ziman has joined the RYU Board of Directors.

Ziman is the president and co-chair of Cinémoi, founder of a music label, movie writer and director, author, philanthropist, in the Halls of Power, Washington, D.C., for her work with at-risk and foster children, president of the U.S. Film Distribution Company of British & Continental, an in-house producer at CBS, founder and emeritus chairperson of Children Uniting Nations, successfully lobbied to amend the Family Preservation Act, started Justice for Women and Every Girl’s Village, serves on the Board of Trustees of Children’s Institute International, chairperson of ABC Love recipient of honors, including The Jacqueline Kennedy Award by JFK University, the Women of Achievement Award by the North American Council for Adoptable Children and the Uniting Children of the World Award by the Child Welfare League of America.

RYU CEO Cesare Fazari said, “we are excited to welcome Daphna to the Board of Directors for the Company. Her extensive background in entertainment alongside her philanthropic endeavors for those in need. Respect, outside of the terrific apparel we produce, is a large part of what RYU is about.”

He added, “We strategically positioned RYU as a major player within the intersection of physical retail and the metaverse. This addition to the Board, along with forthcoming additions, brings invaluable experience to the RYU leadership within this space. Daphna’s expertise aligns with RYU as a lifestyle brand that is truly driven by our core values of Respect, Integrity, Strength, and Sustainability. RYU is being positioned to challenge the likes of Lululemon, Nike and Adidas, and we are setting aggressive goals for exponential growth to become a global brand in both the physical world and the metaverse.”