Laurent Kleitman, currently executive vice president global hair care category at Unilever, has been appointed president, Coty Consumer Beauty, succeeding the departing Esi Eggleston Bracey, who is leaving Coty for personal reasons.
Bracey will remain with Coty through the end of March. 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, Pane will directly oversee the Consumer Beauty division. Laurent will be a member of the Coty Executive Committee.
“My thanks, and those of our board and Executive Committee members, go to Esi for her passion and commitment to the company during the merger process and since joining us in October 2016," said Pane. "We wish Esi great success in her next steps. I am delighted to welcome Laurent to Coty. Laurent brings 29 years of international consumer goods experience, plus broad commercial and operational leadership in running a multibillion-dollar international division in the consumer beauty sector. He has a strong track record for commercial growth in a consumer environment.Laurent has lived and worked in many countries around the world, and has an outlook an d attitude that are well aligned to Coty’s new ambition and culture.”