Coty Announces Appointment of Future Leadership for the UK & Ireland

Coty Announces Appointment of Future Leadership for the UK & Ireland

May 16, 2016 – Coty Inc. announced the appointment of its future leadership in the UK & Ireland. The appointments are effective as of the close of the merger with P&G Specialty Beauty, which is expected to occur in October 2016.

  • Daniel Minney has been appointed General Manager, Coty Consumer Beauty, UK & Ireland.  Daniel, who is currently the Managing Director for Wella UK & Ireland, has 25 years of experience working with P&G across many categories and countries.
    Daniel said, “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.”
  • Alexis Vaganay has been appointed General Manager, Coty Luxury, UK & Ireland. Alexis will join Coty from BIC and previously Unilever, where he held various GM and marketing roles across personal care and consumer products in North America and Europe.
    Alexis said, “I am thrilled to be joining Coty at this important time in its history. I look forward to leading the talented teams from Coty and P&G to enable Coty Luxury to win in the market.”
  • Andrew Kelsall has been appointed General Manager, Coty Professional Beauty, UK & Ireland. A UK native, Andrew has 20 years of sales and management experience and is currently the Managing Director for Wella in Brazil.
    Andrew said, “I am delighted to lead one of the biggest markets for Coty Professional Beauty globally. My priority will be to continue growing together with our salon and stylist partners, being the best partner in the industry through education, innovation and inspiration.”

All three leaders are well suited to lead their specific Coty Divisions in the UK & Ireland because of their extensive beauty experience, strategic acumen, and proven records of business results. 

The General Managers across Coty Consumer Beauty, Coty Luxury and Coty Professional Beauty will play a substantial role in Coty’s future growth. The divisions will, where it makes sense, share some services and office accommodations, but otherwise each division will operate separately. Each will have their own ambitions for great performance in the UK & Ireland.

Until the closing of the transaction, the current Country Leaders from Coty and P&G Specialty Beauty remain fully responsible for their respective company brand portfolios and for all business matters in the UK & Ireland.

The commercial headquarters for the UK & Ireland will be in Wimbledon, London.

About Coty

Coty is a leading global beauty company with net revenues of $4.4 billion for the fiscal year ended June 30, 2015. Founded in Paris in 1904, Coty is a pure play beauty company with a portfolio of well-known fragrances, color cosmetics and skin & body care products sold in over 130 countries and territories. Coty’s product offerings include such leading power brands as adidas, Calvin Klein, Chloé, DAVIDOFF, Marc Jacobs, OPI, philosophy, Playboy, Rimmel and Sally Hansen.

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