Coty Inc. named Patrice de Talhouet as CFO effective early 2014. He will replace Sergio Pedreiro who will stay on at Coty through March 2014 to provide a seamless transition for Mr. de Talhouet, as well as to complete Coty's Fiscal 2014 second quarter earnings release.
As corporate finance officer, Americas and a member of the finance executive committee for Mars, Inc., de Talhouet, among other things, successfully led a multiple year program to transform the global Finance function for the company, oversaw governance and compliance in the region, and was Dean of Mars University for Finance, said the company. The five years prior he served as CFO Europe for Mars Global Chocolate. Before joining Mars, Inc., he spent more than a decade in senior finance positions for Alcatel-Lucent, gaining deep financial expertise and co-piloting skills with global corporations both in Europe and the Americas. He started his career at Societe Generale bank, where he spent four years.