Coty has announced two new appointments to drive its Consumer Beauty organization.
Stefano Curti joins Coty this week as Chief Brands Officer, Consumer Beauty and will be based in New York. He will focus on strengthening the division’s brand equity, global positioning and innovation performance. Stefano Curti spent almost 30 years working in the beauty and health industry in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. He joins from Markwins Beauty Brands - the largest independent cosmetics company in the U.S., with established mass cosmetics brands including Physicians Formula, LORAC, Black Radiance and WetnWild – where he served as Global President. He spent 22 years at Johnson & Johnson, where he progressed through the marketing organization to the role of Global President Beauty and Baby divisions.
Promoted Chief Commercial Officer, Consumer Beauty, Alexis Vaganay has more than 20 years’ experience in international sales and marketing. He takes up his appointment this week and will be based in Coty’s Amsterdam headquarters. He will be responsible for leading Coty’s regions - in close collaboration with his Luxury counterpart - and developing Consumer Beauty’s commercial strategy to increase market share and grow revenues in color cosmetics, body care and consumer fragrances. Most recently, Vaganay was EVP, EMEA, following four years as General Manager of UK&I Luxury.
In October, Coty announced the appointment of Isabelle Bonfanti as Chief Commercial Officer, Luxury. She boasts more than 30 years’ experience in international brand development and transformation, including 17 years in L’Oréal’s Luxury division. Bonfanti was joined by Jean-Denis Mariani as Chief Digital Officer, who joined from Guerlain.
“Consumer Beauty is a critical pillar of our business. In times of uncertainty, the consumer beauty industry has an essential mission: the place where people can access the latest trends and innovations, find the best quality at an accessible price and experience the diversity of all kinds of beauties," said Sue Y. Nabi, CEO of Coty.