NEW VICE PRESIDENT
AT KEUNE NORTH AMERICA
•Keune North America: welcomed
Rachael Hoffman as vice president, marketing and brand development, a new position
for the company. In leading the initiative to
transition Keune into a marketing-driven
company, Hoffman will direct and manage
all North American marketing, promotions,
public relations, social media and advertising strategies, activations for all product
lines and the Keune Academy.
In addition, Hoffman will work with Keune’s corporate headquarters in The Netherlands to synchronize all marketing initiatives, including new product introductions, to ensure brand
message consistency between North America and the 70-plus
countries where Keune is beloved by professional hairdressers
and consumers alike. She will also team up with Keune’s North
American sales and education departments to ensure the entire
company delivers one, strong consistent message, as it continues
its three-year industry-leading growth.
Hoffman has spent the past 15 years in marketing, helping big-name brands such as Coca-Cola, Scion, Red Bull and
Starwood Hotels showcase their own“true beauty” to the world
through clear brand messaging and unique activations. It was
this lasting commitment to her creative calling that initially drew
the Keune team to her doorstep, bringing her on as a marketing
strategy consultant before hiring her for this full-time position.
•Revlon: elected Juan R. Figuereo as executive vice president and
chief financial officer, effective immediately. Prior to this appoint-
ment, Figuereo held similar positions at other companies. He
most recently served as executive vice president and chief finan-
cial officer of NII Holdings, Inc., from October 2012 to October
2015. Figuereo also served as executive vice president and chief
financial officer of Newell Rubbermaid Inc. from 2009 to 2012
and as executive vice president and chief financial officer of Cott
Corporation from 2007 to 2009. Prior to that, Figuereo served as
VP-mergers and acquisitions for Wal-Mart International from
2003 to 2007 and in various international, finance and general
management positions at PepsiCo from 1988 to 2003.
Figuereo has participated since June 2011 as a director and as
a member of the Audit & Risk Management Committee of PVH
Corp., a NYSE-listed company, becoming chairman of the committee in 2015.
•Bare Essentials: After more than 20 years of service, Leslie
Blodgett, former CEO and creator of bareMinerals, has decided
to step down from her current advisory role with the company
in order to focus her time on outside interests and explore other
personal projects, according to the company. Following her departure, Blodgett will still serve as a key member of the recently
created Shiseido Americas Creative Center led by Marc Rey, president and CEO of Shiseido Americas.
Most recently serving in an advisory capacity, Blodgett became
Bare Escentuals’ executive chairman in 2010, after 16 years as
CEO and taking the company public in 2006. She revolutionized
the makeup industry by popularizing mineral-based cosmetics
with the launch of bareMinerals in 1995, and after the company joined the Shiseido Co. family of brands in March 2010, she
was able to introduce bareMinerals’ innovative line to countless
women worldwide, with products now available in 35 countries.
• The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. announced several management changes. Ivan Fernandez, president, Europe, the
Middle East and Africa (EMEA), has announced plans to retire from his position, effective Aug. 31, 2016. Fernandez will
support his successor’s transition through Oct. 31, 2016.
Succeeding Ivan Fernandez is Peter Jueptner, who has been appointed president, Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA), effective
Sept. 1, 2016. Jueptner will report to Cedric Prouvé, group president,
Stephane de la Faverie has been appointed global brand president,
Estée Lauder, effective July 1, 2016. He will continue to report to Jane
Hertzmark Hudis, group president. Nancy Mahon has been appointed
senior vice president, global corporate citizenship and sustainability,
effective April 15, 2016. She will continue to report to William P. Lauder,
executive chairman, and will add a reporting line to Fabrizio Freda,
president and CEO. She will continue to report to John Demsey, chair-
man, M·A·C AIDS Fund, for her M·A·C AIDS Fund responsibilities. Maria
Cristina González Noguera has been appointed senior vice president,
global public affairs, effective July 1, 2016. She will report to William P.
Lauder, executive chairman, and Fabrizio Freda, president and CEO.
Damon Burrell has joined the company as senior vice president,
consumer engagement. He will report to Georgia Garinois-Melenikiotou,
EVP, corporate marketing. Most recently, Burrell was at Viacom as SVP,
360 marketing for Nickelodeon. Anna Klein has been appointed vice
president, corporate affairs, effective July 1, 2016. She will continue to
report to Alexandra C. Trower, EVP-global communications.
SEVERAL KEY PERSONNEL CHANGES AT ESTÉE LAUDER