Meet The 6 New CEOs Of Our High 20 World Magnificence Manufacturers

In a 12 months like no different, magnificence business leaders in high 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. A number of 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 achieve shoppers world wide. Finally, together with their groups, these seasoned professionals succeeded in maintaining 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 High 20 World Magnificence Corporations on Magnificence Packaging’s 2020-2021 annual listing are passing the torch—or can be by the beginning of 2022.
Within 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 function; 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 turned consultant director, president and CEO.

Nicolas Hieronimus

At L’Oréal (No. 1 on our listing), seasoned government Nicolas Hieronimus changed Jean-Paul Agon as CEO on Could 1. Hieronimus is the sixth CEO in firm historical past. Throughout his 34-year profession with L’Oréal, Hieronimus has held various 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 in every of France’s high Enterprise Colleges, ESSEC. In keeping with 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 Experience, Photo voltaic Experience and Males Professional.
Amongst his {many professional} achievements, Hieronimus turned advertising and marketing director for the Laboratoires Garnier in 1993, and created the Fructis haircare vary. In 1998, he turned common supervisor of the Garnier Maybelline division within the UK. In 2000, he was named common supervisor, L’Oréal Paris France, after which worldwide common supervisor for L’Oréal Paris, which he repositioned because the “accessible luxurious” model. In 2008, he turned common supervisor of the L’Oréal Skilled Merchandise Division and he elevated its international management, pushed particularly by the launch of Inoa hair coloration. In January 2011, he was appointed president, L’Oréal Luxe. Along with this function, he took up his new place as President Selective Divisions (Luxurious, Lively Cosmetics, Skilled Merchandise, The Physique Store) 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 Could 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 the most effective and each success on the journey forward.”
Warnery has spent his whole skilled life within the client 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 common administration positions in Portugal, Germany, Latin America, Japan and France.
In 2011, he moved to Sanofi the place he developed and led the World Client Well being 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 Firm Restricted introduced the promotion of Ron Gee to president & CEO of Shiseido Americas. As well as, 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’ll proceed to report back to Masahiko Uotani, president and group CEO of Shiseido Firm Restricted.
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’ll 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 Magnificence, in addition to oversight of the area’s shared service capabilities. He may also lead the corporate’s industrial companies within the U.S. and can oversee subsidiaries in Latin America and Canada.
A virtually 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.
Previous 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 industrial 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 Maybelline, 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 Administrators.
(On November 1, 2021, Taylor will change 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 crew for properly over twenty years, serving to develop the methods that P&G individuals are executing with excellence to drive P&G’s development and worth creation,” McNerney mentioned. “He’s an excellent 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 crew since 2009, serving as chief monetary officer, chief working officer, and vice chairman. All through 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 function in designing and implementing P&G’s portfolio, superiority, productiveness and group design technique, as a part of one of the important 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, presently vice chairman of the corporate’s government committee, efficient January 3, 2022. Gorsky mentioned he was leaving to “focus extra on my household attributable to household well being causes.”
Following the transition of the chief government officer function, Duato may also be appointed as a member of the corporate’s Board of Administrators. Duato has intensive expertise in Pharma—and in Client, is understood for supporting science-based manufacturers which can be endorsed by professionals.
On 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 advanced medical and enterprise challenges.”
“I’m honored to function Johnson & Johnson’s subsequent CEO,” commented Duato. “I’ve had the pleasure of working intently with Alex for a few years and thank him for his excellent management. I’m happy that I’ll proceed to profit from his steerage and insights transferring ahead. Above all I’m excited to be main the most effective crew within the business, and I’m assured that we’ll proceed to be guided by Our Credo in every thing we do.”

Yoshihiro Hasebe

Towards the tip of 2020, Kao Company 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 College of Science.
In keeping with Kao, the explanation for the modifications was “to drive additional development and enhance company worth beneath new management amidst drastic modifications within the enterprise atmosphere.”


Congratulations to all of those seasoned and provoking executives who will play important roles in taking Magnificence ahead. Learn extra about them in our report on this 12 months’s High 20 World Magnificence Corporations. We will’t wait to see what’s subsequent.

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