Newly Appointed CEO, Sue Y. Nabi, to Lead Executive Committee
Princess Anna of Bavaria Named Chief Corporate Affairs Officer and Member of Executive Committee
Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel Kristin Blazewicz Promoted to Executive Committee
NEW YORK - July 9, 2020 - Coty Inc. (NYSE: COTY) announced today that it is strengthening its Executive Committee with the addition of three exceptional leaders, including newly appointed CEO Sue Y. Nabi, effective September 1, 2020. Under Nabi’s leadership, the Executive Committee will benefit from the addition of Princess Anna of Bavaria, who is joining the company as Coty’s Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, and Kristin Blazewicz, Coty’s Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel.
Peter Harf, Coty’s founder and Executive Chairman, said: “There is no better person to run our company than Sue. She knows and loves the business and is a true-blooded entrepreneur, having created the visionary Orveda line that shows us where the modern consumer is headed.”
Princess Anna of Bavaria, known as Anna von Bayern, is a journalist, moderator and bestselling author. She started and anchored the first political talk show at BILD, Germany’s most widely followed media brand. She is highly regarded by her peers in the press and brings a unique understanding of both the beauty industry and the communications landscape to her new role.
“I am thrilled to be a part of this next generation of leadership at Coty, guiding the team through a time of fundamental change,” said von Bayern of her new position.
Kristin Blazewicz joined Coty in March 2020 after having advanced through the ranks of the legal affairs team at Keurig Dr Pepper, Inc. She brings a wealth of senior experience essential to Coty’s business to her role. Kristin has lived and worked in her native United States, the Netherlands and China, which has provided her with a truly global perspective for her work at Coty.
Strategic Leadership Team
Peter Harf is Executive Chairman of Coty.
Effective September 1, 2020, the Executive Committee will comprise five members:
- Sue Y. Nabi, Chief Executive Officer
- Anna von Bayern, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer
- Kristin Blazewicz, Chief Legal Officer and General Counsel
- Pierre-André Terisse, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer
- Gordon von Bretten, Chief Transformation Officer
Coty announced its partnership with KKR in June 2020 and continues to drive the transformation. Important next priorities for the newly expanded Executive Committee will be to oversee the realignment of Coty’s strategy, as well as the creation of a new company culture.
About Coty Inc.
Coty is one of the world’s largest beauty companies with an iconic portfolio of brands across fragrance, color cosmetics, hair color and styling, and skin and body care. Coty is the global leader in fragrance, a strong number two in professional hair color & styling, and number three in color cosmetics. Coty’s products are sold in over 150 countries around the world. Coty and its brands are committed to a range of social causes as well as seeking to minimize its impact on the environment.
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