NEW GLOBAL PRESIDENT
•Borghese: named Christopher Stephen West as global president as the beauty brand sets the stage for a relaunch. West,
an internationally-recognized builder of brands, business and
organizations, plans to reinvigorate Borghese’s positioning in the
marketplace and roll out the brand’s innovative and youthful skin
care lines through increased international distribution.
West joins Borghese after four years as partner and managing director at Traub, a global brand business development firm.
Prior, he founded CS West International Corporation in 2008,
which specialized in business development, brand monetization,
and operational management for new and rapid-growth brands
and companies with a global clientele of beauty, technology, talent, creative companies, and financial institutions.
He also spent two years as vice president of business development and marketing at Zac Posen after beginning his career
in beauty at Procter & Gamble. At P&G, he worked on Olay,
Covergirl and Max Factor, and served as the global brand manager for luxury beauty brands Helmut Lang, Yohji Yamamoto and
•Inolex: appointed Kevin Gallagher as a non-executive member
of its board of directors. He is a world-renowned executive in the
cosmetic ingredient field, having recently stepped down from a
position at Croda, Inc. Prior to retirement from Croda, Gallagher
was president, Croda North America since 1999 and ultimately
became the first president, global personal care and actives, when
the group was reorganized in 2014.
A chemist by training, his nearly four-decade career has in-
cluded successful roles in applications, research and develop-
ment, sales, marketing and general management. During his
time at Croda, he co-invented seven patents and also was on the
•Unilever: proposed that Dr. Marijn Dekkers—currently CEO
of Bayer AG—will succeed Michael Treschow as chairman of
Unilever N.V. and Unilever PLC. Treschow will retire from
Unilever at the 2016 annual general meetings (AGMs) after hav-
ing served Unilever’s usual maximum tenure of nine years as
chairman. He joined the Unilever boards in 2007 and was the
first independent, non-executive chairman of Unilever.
Unilever also announced that in addition to Treschow,
Hixonia Nyasulu will be retiring from the Unilever boards at the
conclusion of the 2016 AGMs having also served for nine years.
Unilever has proposed that Strive Masiyiwa and Prof.
Youngme Moon join the boards as non-executive directors. As
previously announced it is also proposed that Graeme Pitkethly
will be nominated for election to the boards as an executive
director in the role of CFO at the 2016 AGMs. Masiyiwa is the
founder and executive chairman of global telecommunications
group Econet Wireless and Moon is senior associate dean for
strategy and innovation, as well as the Donald K. David Professor
of Business Administration at Harvard Business School.
• Farouk Systems: hired Beverly Zunke as shows and education
director and promoted Alma Lopez to education manager.
As part of her duties, Zunke will oversee the day-to-day operations of Farouk Systems shows and scheduling around the
world as well as the educational needs of the global artistic board
and educators. She will work closely with Lisa Marie Garcia, VP-shows and education, to coordinate events and programs.
Prior to her appointment, Zunke, with over 30 years of experience in the beauty industry, began her career as a stylist in
England. She has also served as a stylist, educator and regional education manager for various manufacturers such as Schwarzkopf
Professional, Goldwell and KMSCA (Kao Corporation), to name
For the past eight years, Lopez served the company in various roles including technical advisor, education coordinator and
now, the company’s education manager. She is responsible for all
educational events sponsored by Farouk Systems.
Lopez’s background includes various aspects of the beauty
industry for over 15 years as well as expertise in beauty education
such as salon stylist, Farouk Systems certified educator, assisted
with backstage stylist support for Farouk conferences, meetings,
shows and social media/PR events.
•NutraStim Hair: welcomed master colorist and co-founder of
Warren-Tricomi, Joel Warren, as its new creative director. Along
with shaping the brand identity of the NutraStim hair growth
comb and introducing the concept of biomimcry, Warren will be
providing his expert guidance and co-creating a new supplemental “wet line” of hair care products (cleansing/treatment as well
as styling SKUs), specifically designed for those looking for a
solution to thinning hair/hair loss. This line of products will be
launching late Q2.
•BGG Group: appointed Christian Artaria as the company’s
global chief marketing officer (CMO), effective immediately. He
is a seasoned pharmaceutical and nutritional industry expert who
acquired a wealth of business and product management experience during the past 18 years. Before becoming BGG Group’s
global CMO, Artaria held a number of senior management and
executive positions in sales, business development, licensing, ingredient development and most recently, marketing.