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Power Moves | Kylie Cosmetics Names CEO, Lululemon Appoints First Chief Brand Officer

This week, Kylie Jenner’s namesake cosmetics line names its CEO, while Lululemon taps a former Nike executive for chief brand officer.
Christoph Honnefelder | Source: Courtesy
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  • Rachel Deeley

LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.

Coty names Kylie Cosmetics CEO

Following its recent deal with Coty, Kylie Cosmetics has a new chief executive. Christoph Honnefelder will assume the role “in the near future,” according to a statement from Coty. He joins the company from beauty retailer Douglas, where he was executive vice president for assortment and purchasing. 

Lululemon appoints first chief brand officer

Lululemon has announced that Nikki Neuburger will serve as its first ever chief brand officer. Effective January 20, Neuburger will report to Chief Executive Calvin McDonald. She was previously global head of marketing for Uber Eats and also spent 14 years at Nike, where her final role was global vice president of Nike Running. 

LVMH names environmental lead

French luxury conglomerate LVMH has appointed Hélène Valade as its environmental development director, effective January 6. Valade served as president of corporate social responsibility network ORSE (Observatoire de la responsabilité sociétale des entreprises). She succeeds Sylvie Bénard, who served as environment director at the group for 26 years. Valade will report to board member and communications head Antoine Arnault, who will also now oversee LVMH’s environment department.

L’Oréal announces new global lead of Luxe division

Cheryl Vitali has been appointed global president of L’Oréal Luxe American brands, a newly created role. She previously served as global president of L’Oréal-owned Kiehl’s.
Assuming Vitali’s old position at Kiehl’s is Leonardo Chavez, who has been with the cosmetics group for 20 years.

Revlon taps former Coty executive for COO

Revlon has named Sergio Pedreiro chief operating officer, effective January 8. Pedreiro, who most recently served as chief executive of waste management company Estre Ambiental, was chief financial officer at Coty. He reports to Revlon President and Chief Executive Debra Perelman.

Stefano Tonchi joins L'Officiel 

Following his June 2019 exit from W magazine, where he served as editor-in-chief, Stefano Tonchi has been named chief creative officer of L'Officiel. The newly created role at the publication takes effect January 10. 

Natura names group CEO following Avon deal

Brazilian cosmetics company Natura has appointed Roberto Marques, formerly executive chairman, to group chief executive.
Following its acquisition by Natura, Avon Chief Executive Jan Zijderveld has stepped down and will be replaced by Angela Cretu, who was general manager of the brand’s Central Europe division. Cretu will be a direct report of Marques.

Courrèges creative director steps down

Yolanda Zobel has parted ways with Courrèges, less than two years after she assumed the helm of the brand in February 2018. She will present her final collection for the brand in late January 2020.

Bonpoint appoints CEO

Bonpoint has named Pierre-André Cauche chief executive, joining the childrenswear brand from Kooples owner IKKS Group, where he held the same position. Cauche replaces Christian Piat, who served as interim chief executive following the departure of  Marie-Sabine Leclercq in May 2019. 

Vogue Arabia names sustainability editor-at-large 

Livia Firth, founder and creative director of Eco-Age and the Green Carpet Challenge, has joined Vogue Arabia as its first sustainability editor-at-large, with immediate effect. 

Shanghai Tang appoints chief shoe designer

Shanghai Tang has tapped Chinese designer Bing Xu to the role of chief shoe designer. In this role, he will work with Creative Director Victoria Tang-Owen.

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