Arbonne International Appoints CEO

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Arbonne International has named Jean-David Schwartz CEO.

Schwartz, who brings more than 15 years of experience to the role, previously served as CEO of Yves Rocher North America, whose parent company Groupe Rocher acquired Arbonne in March 2018. He has worked in Africa, Spain, Canada and the U.S.

He assumes the role from Kay Zanotti, who is retiring from the company after nine years to spend more time with her family.

Related: Groupe Rocher Announces Plans to Acquire Arbonne International

Along with Schwartz, two Groupe Rocher executives are joining the Arbonne team: Astrid Van Ruymbeke, who will serve as chief financial officer, and Vincent Taglioni as vice president, operations. Both executives have been with Groupe Rocher for more than a decade. These appointments follow the retirement of Arbonne’s previous CFO, Gretchen Price and the resignation of the company’s previous COO, Glenn Klages.

“I was pleased to be the key liaison during the Groupe Rocher acquisition of Arbonne earlier this year. All of us at Groupe Rocher have been very impressed with the amazing Arbonne culture and community,” said Schwartz. “I am now excited to lead a new journey at Arbonne, to work to evolve and expand the brand, and ensure that the next stage is the best one yet. I am confident that we can turn the steady growth into truly extraordinary results. We want to focus on sharing Arbonne’s mission of healthy living inside and out in bigger and broader ways than ever before.”

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