Laurent Kleitman, currently executive vice president Global Hair Care category at Unilever, has been appointed to the position. As the new president Coty Consumer Beauty, Laurent will report directly to Camillo Pane, Coty’s CEO, and will be a member of the Coty Executive Committee.
Laurent has served in his position at Unilever since 2015. Prior to this role, Laurent 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 his experience in the consumer goods industry spans beauty (including color cosmetics, skin care, fragrance, hair), luxury fashion, and personal and home care.
Laurent 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, Camillo will directly oversee the Consumer Beauty division.