Second, Pierre Laubies, Coty’s CEO, will assume leadership for the formulation and implementation of the strategic vision for the Consumer Beauty division. He will be supported by Gianni Pieraccioni who joins Coty as Chief Operating Officer (COO), Consumer Beauty, and as a member of the Executive Committee, effective Jan. 14, 2019. Pieraccioni will lead the Consumer Beauty in-market organization, e-commerce and supply chain, focusing on commercial operations and will be based in New York. He served as president, Revlon Consumer Division and served as COO of Revlon Inc. until 2017, and brings more than 30 years of international business experience with consumer goods companies including J&J, PepsiCo and P&G.
In connection with the continuing transformation of Consumer Beauty, Laurent Kleitman has decided to pursue other opportunities and will be leaving Coty. During the past 20 months at Coty, Laurent has built a strong leadership team and commercial organization that will help the continuation of the business transformation.
Third, Luc Volatier has been appointed chief global supply officer and a member of the Executive Committee, effective Jan. 14, 2019, and will be based in Geneva. Luc joins Coty from Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE) where he served for seven years as EVP Operations with responsibility for Supply and R&D. He successfully led the transformation of the JDE manufacturing and logistical footprint following the spin-off from Sara Lee and the subsequent merger with the coffee division of Mondelez. Luc led the cost and cash program to fuel JDE growth, backed by a network of top-tier supply partners. Luc has nearly 30 years of experience in procurement, R&D and supply chain optimization. He will be replacing Mario Reis, who is departing his position as Chief Global Supply Officer.
Finally, Esra Erkal-Paler, chief corporate affairs officer, has decided to leave Coty to pursue other opportunities. As a result, the Corporate Affairs function will be integrated into Coty’s three divisions and functions.