The three key executive appointments will be effective once the merger with P&G Specialty Beauty is completed, which is expected to be in October 2016.
Coty is investing over $12 billion in buying up the P&G brands – a move that will significantly increase the global footprint of the business.
To reflect this, the company has previously announced that it is moving its headquarters from New York City to London, in an effort to reflect the expanded global footprint of the business, and to be based in a geographic region that is more central to other global markets, especially Asia Pacific.
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The first appointment is Daniel Minney, who will take up the role of general manger, Coty Consumer Beauty, UK & Ireland.
Minney is currently the managing director at Well UK & Ireland, and has 25 years of experience working with P&G across a wide variety of categories and geographies.
“The Coty Consumer Beauty brand portfolio is outstanding. I’m looking forward to leading the new team as we work closely with all of our business partners to inspire and delight beauty consumers within the UK & Ireland,” Minney said in a press statement announcing the appointments.
GMs for Luxury and Professional Beauty
Likewise, Alexis Vagnanay has been appointed to the position of general manager, Coty Luxury, UK & Ireland.
He will join the company from BIC, while he was previously employed by Unilever where he held various GM and marketing roles across personal care and consumer products in North America and Europe.
The third appointment is Andrew Kelsall who will become the general manager of Coty Professional Beauty, UK & Ireland.
Kelsall has 20 years of sales and management experience under his belt and is currently managing director for Well in Brazil.