NEST Fragrances has announced the appointment of former Clarins executive Maria Dempsey as chief executive officer.
Dempsey is described as an accomplished beauty industry veteran for more than 25 years, having held senior-level positions at Lancôme, John Frieda, and Clarins. She brings to NEST Fragrances a proven track record of executive and organizational leadership, strategic brand vision, and innovative retail and digital successes.
From 2008 to 2017, Dempsey held several senior and executive-level management positions at Clarins, most recently serving as executive vice president of marketing for the Americas, UK and Travel Retail. In that role, Dempsey, who was also a member of the executive leadership team, helped to conceive, develop, and execute all brand, digital and retail initiatives.
Dempsey began her beauty industry career in 1987 at L’Oréal.