People: Coty Inc (COTY.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Lambertus Becht

57 2011 Independent Chairman of the Board

Michele Scannavini

54 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Patrice de Talhouet

47 2014 Chief Financial Officer

Jean Mortier

53 2014 President, Global Markets

Renato Semerari

52 2014 President, Categories and Innovation

Mario Reis

2014 Executive Vice President - Supply Chain

James Shiah

53 Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting and Compliance Officer

Thomas Muench

48 2014 Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Group Controller

Ralph Macchio

56 Senior Vice President - Global Research and Development, Chief Scientific Officer

Jules Kaufman

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Kevin Monaco

49 Senior Vice President - Investor Relations, Treasurer

Geraud-Marie Lacassagne

49 Senior Vice President - Human Resources

Catia Cesari

2014 Senior Vice President - Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions

Peter Harf

67 2011 Director

Joachim Faber

63 2010 Independent Director

Olivier Goudet

50 2013 Independent Director

Erhard Schoewel

64 2006 Independent Director

Robert Singer

62 2010 Independent Director

Jack Stahl

61 2011 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Lambertus Becht

Mr. Lambertus J.H. Becht is Independent Chairman of the Board of Coty Inc. From 1999 to 2011, Mr. Becht was Chief Executive Officer of Reckitt Benckiser plc, a leading global consumer goods company in the field of Household Cleaning and Health & Personal Care. Prior to that, Mr. Becht was Chief Executive Officer of privately held Benckiser Detergents, which in 1997 became Benckiser N.V. and listed on the Amsterdam and New York Stock Exchanges, and in 1999 merged with Reckitt & Colman plc and listed on the London Stock Exchange with Mr. Becht as Chief Executive Officer. Under Mr. Becht’s leadership, Reckitt Benckiser’s market capitalization increased from $7 billion at the time of the merger in 1999 to $41 billion when he retired. Before becoming CEO of Benckiser Detergents in 1995, Mr. Becht held a variety of marketing, sales and finance positions at The Procter & Gamble Company in the United States and Germany and served within Benckiser Detergents as General Manager in Canada, the U.K., France and Italy. Mr. Becht holds a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business (1982) and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands.

Michele Scannavini

Mr. Michele Scannavini is Chief Executive Officer, Director of Coty Inc. Prior to becoming CEO on August 1, 2012, Mr. Scannavini was President of Coty Prestige. As part of that role, he led the expansion and global business activities of Coty’s designer brand licenses and the growth of our fragrance business. Mr. Scannavini oversaw the growth of our Skin & Body Care segment, successfully led the integration of several acquired businesses and completed the creation of a comprehensive fragrance portfolio through the launch of exclusive luxury licenses. Prior to joining Coty as President of Coty Prestige in 2002, Mr. Scannavini served as the Chief Executive Officer of Fila Holding S.p.A., the sports apparel and footwear company. Prior to joining Fila, he served as the Head of Sales and Marketing for Ferrari S.p.A. and Maserati. He began his career at The Procter & Gamble Company, where he developed his knowledge of the cosmetics industry and the consumer products marketplace. Mr. Scannavini holds a degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan.

Patrice de Talhouet

Mr. Patrice de Talhouet is Chief Financial Officer of the company., effective January 1, 2014. As Corporate Finance Officer Americas and a member of the finance executive committee for Mars, Inc., Mr. 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. The five years prior he served as CFO Europe for Mars Global Chocolate. Before joining Mars, Inc., Mr. de Talhouet 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. He holds Bachelor Degrees in Economics and International Management as well as a Master's Degree in Finance, Accounting and Corporate Law.

Jean Mortier

Mr. Jean Mortier is President, Global Markets of Coty Inc. The markets will be organized under four regions: North America, Europe, APAC/MEA and Latin America. Each will be led by a Senior Vice President along with dedicated management teams to steer the business according to specific consumer and retailer needs and priorities. This new structure will support the progress toward developing a stronger global footprint. Mr. Mortier holds a degree in Business Administration from École Supérieure des Sciences Économiques et Commerciales in Cergy, France.

Renato Semerari

Mr. Renato Semerari is President, Categories and Innovation of Coty Inc. Under his leadership, this new group, integrating Marketing, R&D, Communications, Digital and Consumer Marketing Insight, will become the engine of strategic category and brand development, to drive best-in-class innovation worldwide. All Coty brands will be housed under four consumer-driven categories: Fragrance, Skin Care, Color Cosmetics and Body Care. Each category will have dedicated teams with specific skills and competencies to develop the prestige and mass portfolio with total respect for each of the brand's DNA and positioning. Mr. Semerari holds a degree in Business Administration from the LUISS University of Rome.

Mario Reis

Mr. Mario Reis has been appointed as has been appointed as Executive Vice President - Supply Chain of the Company. Mr. Reis has more than 30 years of experience as a solid business leader and supply chain expert. He brings with him a unique skill set, from running one of the most complex supply chain operations in fresh foods, to driving a business unit in an emerging market. Mr. Reis built his career during his tenure at Danone, where he held several senior executive positions within Worldwide Operations from 1996-2014. In his various supply chain roles within Danone, Mr. Reis was successful in implementing best practices and synergies across divisions. Most recently, Mr. Reis served as Managing Director of Danone South Africa, where his leadership resulted in strong acceleration in profitability and growth over a 5 year period. Prior to that, Mr. Reis worked at Mars Inc. and Bain & Co in various business roles from 1986-1996.

James Shiah

Mr. James E. Shiah is no longer Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting and Compliance Officer of Coty Inc., effective October 1, 2014. In this position, Mr. Shiah is the Company’s principal accounting officer responsible for overseeing various activities including financial reporting, systems of internal control and other compliance programs. He has 30 years of diversified global financial experience, including public accounting, operating finance and various corporate staff positions. Prior to becoming Senior Vice President, Chief Accounting and Compliance Officer in 2011, Mr. Shiah was Senior Vice President Finance and Global Controller from 2006 to 2011 and Vice President and Corporate Controller from 2001 to 2006. Prior to joining the Company in 2001, Mr. Shiah has held financial leadership positions at various multinational companies, including, Nabisco, Inc., where he was the CFO for Northern Latin American region subsequent to being Chief Internal Auditor; and Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, in that company’s internal audit department. Mr. Shiah began his career at Deloitte & Touche LLP in 1982. Mr. Shiah graduated with honors from the State University of New York at Buffalo (Jacobs School of Management), where he received a Master of Business Administration degree in Accounting and Finance. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and is a Certified Public Accountant in New York State.

Thomas Muench

Mr. Thomas Muench has been appointed as Senior Vice President, Principal Accounting Officer, Group Controller of the Company, effective July 1, 2014. Prior to his appointment as Senior Vice President, Group Controller, Mr. Muench served in a variety of finance positions of increasing responsibility at the Company, including Vice President, Coty Prestige since July 2011. Mr. Muench joined the Company in July 2005 through the acquisition of Unilever Cosmetics International. He then served as CFO Switzerland from November 2006 until February 2008 and Commercial Finance Director, Coty Prestige from February 2008 until July 2011. Mr. Muench brings twenty years of experience in successfully co-piloting businesses at Unilever and the Company.

Ralph Macchio

Mr. Ralph Macchio is Senior Vice President - Global Research and Development, Chief Scientific Officer of Coty Inc. He is responsible for all Scientific Affairs and Global Regulatory Affairs at the Company and the Global Consumer Affairs Team. Mr. Macchio has 30 years of cosmetic research and development experience. Since joining the Company in 1992, Mr. Macchio has held various positions of increasing responsibility at Coty Inc. Prior to becoming Chief Scientific Officer and Senior Vice President of Global Research and Development in 2007, Mr. Macchio served as Vice President of Global Research and Development. Prior to joining Coty Inc., Mr. Macchio held several positions at Revlon Inc., including Departmental Manager, Color Cosmetics. He received degrees in Biochemistry and Chemistry from the State University of New York at Albany.

Jules Kaufman

Mr. Jules Kaufman is Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Coty Inc. In his role as General Counsel, he is responsible for overseeing Coty’s legal affairs worldwide, including, among other things, acquisitions and divestitures, governance, compliance, licenses and patents and regulatory issues. Mr. Kaufman has more than 28 years of legal experience. Prior to joining Coty Inc. as General Counsel in 2008, he served in Paris and Geneva as Vice President and Division General Counsel for Colgate-Palmolive Company’s Europe/South Pacific division. Prior to that, Mr. Kaufman held positions of increasing responsibility within the Colgate legal function. Mr. Kaufman began his career in private practice in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Harvard University and his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Kevin Monaco

Mr. Kevin Monaco is Senior Vice President - Investor Relations, Treasurer of Coty Inc. In this position, Mr. Monaco oversees the Company’s global treasury and tax functions and represents the Company to the investment community. His responsibilities include capital structure management, liquidity, risk management, the global tax function, and communication of the Company’s business strategy to investors and analysts. From 2006 until joining the Company as Senior Vice President, Treasurer and Investor Relations in 2009, Mr. Monaco was Senior Vice President, Treasurer at Travelport Limited. Mr. Monaco has more than 20 years of global finance experience, including positions at Cendant Corporation, Avon Products, Inc. and at JPMorgan Chase and Co. Mr. Monaco holds a Master of Business Administration degree with Honors from the University of Notre Dame Mendoza School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from the University of Delaware.

Geraud-Marie Lacassagne

Mr. Geraud-Marie Lacassagne is Senior Vice President - Human Resources of Coty Inc. Mr. Lacassagne leads Coty’s worldwide human resources department and oversees all global employee communication initiatives. Prior to becoming Senior Vice President of Human Resources in 2005, Mr. Lacassagne joined the Company as an nternational Human Resources Manager in 1998. Prior to joining Coty Inc., Mr. Lacassagne was the Director of Human Resources at Nestlé Nespresso S.A. and also spent eight years at The Dow Chemical Company in various roles. Mr. Lacassagne holds a Master of Science degree in business management from École des Hautes Études Commerciales in Paris.

Catia Cesari

Ms. Catia Cesari has been appointed as Senior Vice President - Business Development, Mergers & Acquisitions of Coty Inc., effective February 1, 2014. Ms. Cesari brings 20 years of successful experience in M&A to Coty. In her previous role as Chief Mergers & Acquisitions and Human Capital Officer at Labelux Group, Catia oversaw the acquisitions and restructuring of globally renowned fashion brands such as Jimmy Choo, Bally, and Belstaff. Prior to that, at Gucci Group, Ms. Cesari was instrumental in the acquisition of global brands such as Bottega Veneta and Boucheron. She started her career with KPMG, an audit, tax, and advisory firm, before embarking on a successful decade at General Electric, where she held various positions, including Director Corporate M&A, Europe. Ms. Cesari holds a Master's degree in Economics and Management from the University of Florence and is also a Certified Public Accountant. She is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish and will be located in Geneva, Switzerland as part of her role.

Peter Harf

Mr. Peter Harf is Director of Coty Inc. Mr. Harf was Chairman of the Board of Coty Inc. from 2001 until 2011 and Chief Executive Officer of Coty Inc. from 1993 to 2001. He is Chief Executive Officer of Donata SE. and Parentes SE., which indirectly share voting and investment control over the shares held by JAB. Mr. Harf joined Joh. A. Benckiser SE. in 1981, serving the company in a variety of capacities, including Chairman and Chief Executive Officer since 1988. Prior to joining Joh. A. Benckiser, Mr. Harf was Senior Vice President of Corporate Planning at AEG—Telefunken, Frankfurt, Germany. He began his career at the Boston Consulting Group. Mr. Harf is Deputy Chairman of the Board of Directors of Reckitt Benckiser Group plc and Vice Chairman of the Supervisory Board of DKMS German Bone Marrow Donor Center. He is co-founder of DKMS and he is on the board of directors of DKMS Americas. Mr. Harf holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Diploma and a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Cologne in Germany.

Joachim Faber

Mr. Joachim Faber is Independent Director of Coty Inc. Mr. Faber is also the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Börse AG, Frankfurt, a member of the board of HSBC Holdings Plc, London, a member of the Supervisory Board of Osram Licht AG, Chairman of the Shareholder Committee of Joh. A. Benckiser S.à r.l., Luxembourg and a member of the board of Allianz S.A., Paris. Until 2011, Mr. Faber served as the Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Global Investors, a global asset management company, and a member of the management board of Allianz SE in Munich. Prior to joining Allianz in 1997, he worked for 14 years in various positions for Citicorp in Frankfurt and London. He serves on the board of German Cancer Aid in Bonn, the European School for Management and Technology in Berlin and is Chairman of the Investment Board of the Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft. Mr. Faber graduated from the University of Bonn with a degree in Law. He received his PhD degree from the Postgraduate National School of Public Administration Speyer, Germany after completing his research at the Sorbonne University in Paris, France.

Olivier Goudet

Mr. Olivier Goudet is Independent Director of Coty Inc. Mr. Goudet is Partner and CEO of the Joh. A. Benckiser Group, a position he has held since June 2012. He started his professional career in 1990 at Mars, Incorporated, serving on the finance team of the French business. After six years, he left Mars to join the VALEO Group, where he held several senior executive positions. In 1998, he returned to Mars, where he later became Chief Financial Officer in 2004. In 2008, his role was broadened, and he was appointed Executive Vice President and CFO. In June 2012, he became an Advisor to the Board of Mars. In January 2013, Mr. Goudet became the Chairman of Peet’s Coffee & Tea Inc. He is also a member of the board of directors of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV and serves as the chairman of its audit committee. Mr. Goudet holds a Degree in Engineering from l’Ecole Centrale de Paris and graduated from the ESSEC Business School in Paris with a major in Finance.

Erhard Schoewel

Mr. Erhard Schoewel is Independent Director of Coty Inc. From 1999 to 2006 he was Executive Vice President responsible for Europe at Reckitt Benckiser plc. From 1979 to 1999 he held positions of increasing responsibilities at Benckiser. Prior to that, he worked for PWA Waldhof. He is a Chairman of Birdseye Iglo Ltd London and a director of Phorms SE Berlin. Mr. Schoewel received a Diplom-Kaufmann degree from University of Pforzheim.

Robert Singer

Mr. Robert Singer is Independent Director of Coty Inc. From 2006 to 2009 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Barilla Holding S.p.A., an Italian food company, and before that he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Abercrombie and Fitch Co. from May 2004 until August 2005. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Gucci Group N.V. from 1995 to 2004. Mr. Singer started his career at Coopers & Lybrand in 1977. Mr. Singer also serves as a director of Gianni Versace S.p.A. and a director and chair of the Audit Committees of Mead Johnson Nutrition and Tiffany & Co. Mr. Singer has served as a senior advisor to CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC since 2011. He received a Bachelor of Arts Humanities degree from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from University of California, Irvine and graduated from New York University with a Master of Science in Accounting.

Jack Stahl

Mr. Jack Stahl is Independent Director of Coty Inc. From 2002 to 2006 he served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Revlon Inc. Prior to joining Revlon, Mr. Stahl worked for 22 years with The Coca-Cola Company, culminating in the role of President and Chief Operating Officer. He started his career as an auditor at Arthur Andersen & Co. He serves on the Board of Directors of Dr Pepper Snapple Group, on the Boards of Directors and as chair of the audit committees of Delhaize Group and Saks Incorporated and on the U.S. Board of Advisors of CVC Capital. Mr. Stahl is a member of the Board of Governors of The Boys and Girls Clubs of America. Mr. Stahl received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Emory University and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton Business School of the University of Pennsylvania. His book “Lessons on Leadership: The 7 Fundamental Management Skills for Leaders at All Levels” was published in 2007.
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