Executive move at Estée Lauder Cos., L’Oréal, Coty Inc. – WWD
A handful of the biggest cosmetics makers of 2020 have announced changes to the C-suite.
As reported by WWD, Beiersdorf AG has appointed a new managing director. As of May 1, Vincent Warnery will replace Stefan De Loecker, who will step down from the company’s board of directors by the end of June. Warnery’s promotion comes after four years on the Company’s Board of Directors, and he previously headed the Company’s Pharmacy and Selectives division, as well as North America’s business.
Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. hired Laurent Mialhe as senior vice president of global supply chain. He reports to Raj Nakum, senior vice president of supply chain and global brand planning, with a matrix reporting line to John Demsey. He will lead the supply chain for Demsey’s brand portfolio.
Mialhe marks the second recent hire of a supply chain executive for the company, which appointed Roberto Canevari as executive vice president of global supply chain earlier this year. Canevari succeeds Gregory F. Polcer, who will retire in July.
Mialhe most recently served as Supply Chain Director at Huda Beauty and held several positions at Shiseido Americas.
As previously reported by WWD, L’Oréal has promoted Asmita Dubey to Chief Digital Officer, replacing Lubomira Rochet, who joined JAB as a partner. Dubey most recently held the same role for the company’s consumer products division.
Coty Inc. has also done a recent promotion. Andra Mielnicki, previously vice president of global influencer marketing for the company, became vice president, innovation and beauty technology. Prior to her stint at Coty, she held similar communications positions at Estée Lauder Cos.
JR Watkins, the personal care brand, called on Scott Elaine Case for the top spot as CEO. Case was most recently the Founder and Managing Partner of Wright Consumer Partners.
Pamela Kruse has joined Erno Laszlo as the new CEO of the brand. She comes from Bon-Ton, where she was vice president of digital merchandising, marketing and promotions. Kruse previously held e-commerce roles with Burberry and The Knot.
Customizable haircare brand Prose is also developing its C-suite. Megan Streeter has been named the Brand’s Marketing Director, a position she most recently held at DevaCurl, where she was recognized for helping to grow the company to $ 100 million.
Prose also brought in Mike Nathenson, former CFO of Cholula Food Company, for the same role with the haircare brand. A statement from Prose said the new hires were “essential” to “our next phase of substantial growth.”
Natura & Co. has chosen a Lauder alumnus as the latest addition to its board of directors. Georgia Garinois-Melenikiotou, formerly Lauder’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Marketing, joined the Natura & Co. board of directors effective April 16. Prior to joining Lauder, she held various positions at Johnson & Johnson.
Nail care chain Varnish Lane has hired Courtney Barfield as COO. Barfield is known for her time as vice president of stores for Drybar, during which she expanded the chain to over 120 storefronts. Depending on the brand, it plans to open between eight and 10 locations across the country over the next 12 months.
To learn more about WWD.com, visit:
L’Oréal, Unilever and Lauder in the Top 100 of the Top 100 of WWD Beauty Inc.
Lauder’s communications guru Alexandra Trower retires
Executive move at MAC Cosmetics, Tom Ford, Tatcha