Coty has announced the appointment of Lubomira Rochet to its Board of Directors, effective January 2, 2023.

Mrs Rochet left L’Oréal last year after having served as Chief Digital Officer and member of the Executive Committee for seven years (2014-2021), to join JAB Holding Company, Coty’s biggest shareholder, as a partner. Rochet’s work and impact at L’Oréal was recognized in 2019, when she was named the “Marketer of the Year” by the World Federation of Advertisers.

Before joining L’Oréal, Rochet also served in management positions at CapGemini and Microsoft. In 2010, she became Deputy CEO of Valtech, a leading digital marketing agency, where she worked across a variety of sectors, including luxury, fashion and FMCG, to accelerate their digital, data and tech transformation.

We are delighted to welcome Lubomira to our board of directors. Her deep industry experience and extensive track record of driving digital transformation will be an invaluable asset as we enhance our omnichannel approach. I look forward to working closely with Lubomira in the future and to harnessing her valuable perspective and insights on the future of digital integration for the industry and our business,” said Sue Y. Nabi, Coty’s CEO.

Mrs Rochet’s appointment increases female representation on Coty’s Board of Directors to 50 percent and the total number of directors to twelve. Coty’s five-member Executive Committee, led by CEO Sue Y. Nabi, already holds female-majority.