Clarins has announced its new governance structure as the company transitions to the third generation of leadership.
Virginie Courtin has been appointed managing director, alongside president and CEO Jonathan Zrihen and her uncle, Olivier Courtin, who is also managing director.
Virginie Courtin has served as deputy CEO since 2018.
Prisca Courtin as been appointed chairman of the supervisory board, which monitors the company’s strategic orientations. She has been a member of the board since 2018.
She succeeds her uncle, Christian Courtin, who is stepping back from his role as chairman, which he has held since 2011.
Guillaume de Malliard will be vice-chairman of the supervisory board and Michael Cohen will serve on the board, as well.
Virginie Courtin said, “I take the full measure of the responsibility entrusted to me. As a member of Clarins’s board of directors since 2018, I have actively participated in developing the winning strategy that drives our family business. Over the past four years, I have deepened my understanding of our organizational structure and, most importantly, of the women and men behind our success. I also gained solid experience, which I’m eager to put to work in my new position. Our family’s united, unfailing support is a powerful driver for me. I fully intend to take Clarins to new heights all while pursuing the roll-out of our ambitious CSR roadmap. My cousin Prisca and I are very proud to work alongside Jonathan Zrihen and my uncle, Olivier Courtin.”
Prisca Courtin said, “I am proud to be taking on this key responsibility. It is an honor to do my part to contribute to my family’s entrepreneurial story and to instill in Clarins the agility and innovative mindset it will need to stay ahead of the pack. At the same time, I will, of course, continue to play my operational role at Famille C, where I manage investments. This role has given me perspective and expertise which I will use to help Clarins succeed. My cousin, Virginie, and I are very pleased to be a part of our family’s legacy. It is our duty and ambition to build the future of the company founded by our grandfather, Jacques, while remaining true to our values.”
Zrihen said, “These appointments embody the company’s commitment to change within a framework of continuity. With Virginie and Prisca taking the helm of the company, we will continue to work together to write the next chapter in Clarins’s incredibly story while pursuing our strategic Clarins Unlimited plan, which aims to focus on our brands, well-being and health. Clarins resolutely looks to the future, all while remaining true to the values that have enabled us to become a global and responsible player in the beauty industry and the premium skincare leader in Europe.”