Laurent Kleitman, currently executive vice president, Global Hair Care, at Unilever, has been appointed president, Coty Consumer Beauty.
Kleitman has been executive vice president, Global Hair Care category at Unilever since 2015. Prior to this role, he was CEO of Unilever Russia, Ukraine & Belarus, and prior to that he spent three years leading LVMH in Russia including the Perfumes & Cosmetics business. He started his career in Unilever in marketing and has worked in Russia, Thailand, Italy, UK and France. His experience in the consumer goods industry spans beauty (including color cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, hair), luxury fashion and personal and home care.
He will take up his new role on May 15, 2017, and will be located in Coty’s Consumer Beauty headquarters in New York. During the interim period, CEO Camillo Pane will directly oversee the Consumer Beauty division.