Laurent Kleitman

Laurent Kleitman
President, Coty Consumer Beauty
Laurent Kleitman is President of Coty’s Consumer Beauty division and a member of the Executive Committee. He oversees the $4.4B brand portfolio comprising color cosmetics, retail hair color and styling, body care and mass fragrances. Within Laurent’s domain sit some of the industry’s most iconic brands, including COVERGIRL, Clairol, Max Factor, Adidas and Rimmel London.

Laurent joined Coty in May 2017, bringing with him 29 years of international consumer goods experience spanning beauty, luxury fashion, and personal and home care. He began his career at Unilever in marketing, holding positions of increasing responsibility in marketing and general management throughout the company in France, Italy, Thailand, Russia and UK.

Most recently, Laurent served as Executive Vice President Global Hair Care at Unilever – the largest component of the company’s 20bn-Euro Personal Care division, and one of the fastest growing areas in the organization.

He was previously CEO of Unilever Russia, Ukraine & Belarus, and prior to that spent three years leading LVMH in Russia and CIS including the Perfumes & Cosmetics business, which he took back to growth after the 2008 financial crisis.

Laurent earned his diploma in Business Administration from Neoma Business School in Reims, France. He is based out of Coty’s Consumer Beauty headquarters in New York, where he lives with his wife and children.