Irene Quarshie


Senior Vice President, Global Supply Chain and Logistics
Target Corporation

Irene Quarshie is a Vice President in Target Corporation’s global supply chain and logistics organization. In this role she has general management responsibilities for a multi-billion-dollar P&L, leading the indirect, reverse and returns supply chain functions. Indirect supply chain operations include the forward movement of all non-sellable items procured to enable Target operations in all Stores, Distribution facilities and corporate offices. Reverse dispositioning and returns logistics include developing and executing strategies to maximize gross margin recovery rates through secondary markets and removing consumer friction points related to product returns. Her responsibilities also include leased and owned facility operations management.

Previously, Irene was a vice president in Target’s global sourcing organization. She led a global team of 300+ team members and was responsible for product quality and responsible sourcing. Her team’s purpose was to ensure Target’s vendors and suppliers operated efficient, safe and ethical factory environments where they could produce safe, reliable, high-quality products. She had direct accountability for overseeing the production of nearly $30B in private label retail sales.

Irene was also Target’s Director of Government Affairs where she oversaw all government affairs activities at state and local levels nationwide. She has held other leadership positions during her tenure at Target, including Senior Group Manager of Corporate Risk and Responsibility and Group Manager of Supplier Diversity.

Prior to Target, Irene spent five years as a strategy and management consultant at Booz Allen Hamilton, and three years in the government affairs industry.

Among her many affiliations, Irene serves on the Board of Directors of Meet Minneapolis and Artspace. She also serves as a Board Observer to Inspectorio—a digital start up— and is a member of the President’s Advisory Council for Adelphi University. She is a member of the Executive Leadership Council and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Additionally, her graduate paper on juvenile justice was published in A Comparative Perspective on Major Social Problems. She holds a B.A. in political science from Adelphi University and Master’s in Public Policy from American University.