Meet The 6 New CEOs Of Our Top 20 Global Beauty Brands

In a yr like no different, magnificence business leaders in prime positions had their work reduce out for them, when dealt the double blows of the closures of brick-and-mortar and duty-free journey retail. Several highly effective executives instantly rose to the general public want, turning factories into hand sanitizer-producing amenities. Others helmed a swift transfer to speed up e-commerce and m-commerce, to succeed in customers around the globe. Ultimately, together with their groups, these seasoned professionals succeeded in holding internet gross sales steady—and even boosting them past the anticipated.
Now, for varied causes—together with time period limits, private points and filling open spots—greater than 1 / 4 of the CEOs steering the Top 20 Global Beauty Companies on Beauty Packaging’s 2020-2021 annual record are passing the torch—or might be by the beginning of 2022.
In the midst of the pandemic, new CEOs had been introduced at L’Oréal (Nicolas Hieronimus replaces Jean-Paul Agon); at Beiersdorf (Vincent Warnery replaces Stefan De Loecker); at Shiseido Americas, Ron Gee took over the position; P&G named John R. Moeller as president and CEO; and in late August, Johnson & Johnson introduced that Joaquin Duato would take over for Alex Gorsky in January 2022. At Kao, Yoshihiro Hasebe grew to become consultant director, president and CEO.

Nicolas Hieronimus
At L’Oréal (No. 1 on our record), seasoned government Nicolas Hieronimus changed Jean-Paul Agon as CEO on May 1. Hieronimus is the sixth CEO in firm historical past. During his 34-year profession with L’Oréal, Hieronimus has held numerous positions, most just lately because the No. 2 government on the firm. He has been with the corporate since 1987 when he joined as product supervisor, upon graduating from one among France’s prime Business Schools, ESSEC. According to the Group, throughout Hieronimus’s 30-year profession at L’Oréal, he’s credited for having developed the skincare enterprise, primarily with the creation of Dermo (*20*), Solar (*20*) and Men Expert.
Among his {many professional} achievements, Hieronimus grew to become advertising and marketing director for the Laboratoires Garnier in 1993, and created the Fructis haircare vary. In 1998, he grew to become basic supervisor of the Garnier (*6*) division within the UK. In 2000, he was named basic supervisor, L’Oréal Paris France, after which worldwide basic supervisor for L’Oréal Paris, which he repositioned because the “accessible luxurious” model. In 2008, he grew to become basic supervisor of the L’Oréal Professional Products Division and he elevated its international management, pushed particularly by the launch of Inoa hair colour. In January 2011, he was appointed president, L’Oréal Luxe. In addition to this position, he took up his new place as President Selective Divisions (Luxury, Active Cosmetics, Professional Products, The Body Shop) in July 2013.

Vincent Warnery
In April 2021, the supervisory board of Beiersdorf AG and chief government officer Stefan De Loecker, mutually agreed on the termination of De Loecker’s government board mandate efficient June 30, 2021. The supervisory board appointed Vincent Warnery as the corporate’s new chief government officer efficient May 1, 2021.
Warnery has been a member of Beiersdorf’s government board since 2017 and was beforehand answerable for the Pharmacy & Selective division with the Eucerin, Hansaplast, and La Prairie manufacturers in addition to the North American enterprise.
De Loecker wished his successor “all one of the best and each success on the journey forward.”
Warnery has spent his complete skilled life within the shopper well being care and beauty business. He began his profession in advertising and marketing at Procter & Gamble in 1991. In 1996 he joined L’Oréal the place he successively held varied advertising and marketing positions in addition to native and regional basic administration positions in Portugal, Germany, Latin America, Japan and France.
In 2011, he moved to Sanofi the place he developed and led the Global Consumer Health Care Division till 2017. He then joined Beiersdorf the place he took the duty for the Pharmacy & Selective manufacturers (La Prairie, Eucerin, Hansaplast), and since 2020, the general duty of Beiersdorf North America.

Ron Gee
In July 2021, Shiseido Company Limited introduced the promotion of Ron Gee to president & CEO of Shiseido Americas. In addition, Gee will proceed to function international M&A pacesetter for Shiseido Group. Gee beforehand served as Interim CEO and as CFO, having held the latter place since 2016. He will proceed to report back to Masahiko Uotani, president and group CEO of Shiseido Company Limited.
As regional CEO, Gee is answerable for driving Shiseido Americas’ strategic imaginative and prescient, along with strengthening the area’s organizational construction, optimizing operations and championing its formidable enterprise aims. He will proceed to guide a portfolio of status magnificence companies and can assume international model holder duty for Shiseido’s Americas-based manufacturers together with bareMinerals, BUXOM, Drunk Elephant, Laura Mercier, NARS Cosmetics and Tory Burch Beauty, in addition to oversight of the area’s shared service capabilities. He may also lead the corporate’s business companies within the U.S. and can oversee subsidiaries in Latin America and Canada.
An almost 20-year veteran of the sweetness business, Gee has overseen companies throughout all classes, together with make-up, skincare, perfume and haircare, and in all channels, together with luxurious/status, mass market and salon.
Prior to becoming a member of Shiseido Americas, Gee served as chief monetary officer of the Americas at Coty Inc., the place he was answerable for main the area’s strategic plan and business execution throughout all companies and a number of manufacturing websites.
Earlier in his profession, he served in varied monetary management positions at L’Oréal USA, engaged on manufacturers reminiscent of (*6*), Garnier, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren and Yves Saint Laurent.

John R. Moeller
Jon R. Moeller, vice chairman and chief working officer, Procter & Gamble, succeeds David Taylor as Procter & Gamble’s president and chief government officer, efficient November 1, 2021. Moeller has additionally been appointed to the corporate’s Board of Directors.
(On November 1, 2021, Taylor will develop into Procter & Gamble’s government chairman.)
James McNerney, lead director of P&G’s Board, expressed the Board’s confidence in Moeller. “Jon has been an integral a part of P&G’s management workforce for properly over twenty years, serving to develop the methods that P&G persons are executing with excellence to drive P&G’s progress and worth creation,” McNerney mentioned. “He is an impressive chief, and the corporate will profit from his ongoing management to construct on the robust momentum he has helped create over the previous few years.”
Moeller joined P&G in 1988. He has been a member of P&G’s international management workforce since 2009, serving as chief monetary officer, chief working officer, and vice chairman. Throughout his profession, he has held varied senior management roles in classes, sectors and areas, and helped construct a number of of P&G’s core companies. Moeller performed a pivotal position in designing and implementing P&G’s portfolio, superiority, productiveness and group design technique, as a part of one of the crucial vital transformations within the firm’s historical past.

Joaquin Duato
Johnson & Johnson introduced a change of management in August 2021—transitioning from Alex Gorsky (has served as chairman and chief government officer of Johnson & Johnson since 2012), to Joaquin Duato, at the moment vice chairman of the corporate’s government committee, efficient January 3, 2022. Gorsky mentioned he was leaving to “focus extra on my household on account of household well being causes.”
Following the transition of the chief government officer position, Duato may also be appointed as a member of the corporate’s Board of Directors. Duato has in depth expertise in Pharma—and in Consumer, is thought for supporting science-based manufacturers which might be endorsed by professionals.
At the time of the announcement, Gorsky commented: “I’ve the utmost confidence in Joaquin to guide Johnson & Johnson as the corporate’s subsequent CEO. Over our greater than 25 years of working collectively, he has at all times demonstrated a ardour for fixing complicated medical and enterprise challenges.”
“I’m honored to function Johnson & Johnson’s subsequent CEO,” commented Duato. “I’ve had the pleasure of working carefully with Alex for a few years and thank him for his excellent management. I’m happy that I’ll proceed to learn from his steerage and insights shifting ahead. Above all I’m excited to be main one of the best workforce within the business, and I’m assured that we’ll proceed to be guided by Our Credo in every thing we do.”

Yoshihiro Hasebe
Toward the top of 2020, Kao Corporation appointed Michitaka Sawada as director, chair; and Yoshihiro Hasebe as consultant director, president and CEO.
Sawada was previously the consultant director, president and CEO at Kao. He joined the corporate in 1981 and has held quite a lot of government management positions.
Hasebe was beforehand consultant director, senior managing government officer of Kao. He joined the corporate in 1990 and has held a number of management positions. He earned his Ph.D. from Tokyo University of Science.
According to Kao, the rationale for the adjustments was “to drive additional progress and improve company worth below new management amidst drastic adjustments within the enterprise atmosphere.”

Congratulations to all of those seasoned and galvanizing executives who will play vital roles in taking Beauty ahead. Read extra about them in our report on this yr’s Top 20 Global Beauty Companies. We can’t wait to see what’s subsequent.

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