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People on the move: cosmetics jobs

By Pooja Kondhia , 09-Jan-2012

Cosmetics Design presents it latest round up of the movers and shakers in the cosmetics industry, including appointments at Beiersdorf, LVMH and Coty.

Finished goods player Beiersdorf saw its executive board member for Asia, James Wei, resign, with Thomas Quaas taking on the role in the New Year.

Quaas will be focusing particularly on China, developing and strengthening the two Chinese companies Nivea Shanghai and Beiersdorf Hair Care.

China is an important future growth market for Beiersdorf,” said Thomas-B. Quaas. “A comprehensive revision of the company’s business structures in China was already launched in the year 2011.”

Organisational changes have also taken place at Henkel, which has seen the promotion of Carsten Knobel as the new CFO.

The change will be effective from July 2012 and will see Knobel leave his old job as financial director of Henkel’s Cosmetics and Toiletries business.

Fragrances shift

European cosmetics and fashion group LVMH’s brand Bulgari has appointed a new CEO, Michael Burke, a role which he will take on from February.

The group has also stated that a future move is imminent for COO Allesandro Bogliolo, who will continue in his current position for a period of transition before taking on a new assignment within LVMH.

Coty also appointed its Asia vice president, David Ennes as the new CEO of Chinese brand Tjoy, and the firm's Beauty division in addition to his role as vice president of Coty Prestige.

Contract manufacturing company Maesa has appointed Dawn Smith as vice president of business development for Maesa Packaging, based in the New York office.

International Flavors and Fragrances’ executive vice president and head of supply chain, Beth Ford, is stepping down from her post on 11th January, taking a senior leadership role elsewhere.

The company is looking for a replacement and expects to announce the successor in the near future.

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