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An upcoming panel of leaders behind some of beauty's most resilient and fast-growing brands will discuss the strategies and practices of successful executives. "Driving Growth in Complex Times," taking place during Beauty Accelerate Virtual 2021 (October 18-21), will feature Malaika Jones of BROWN GIRL jane, JuE Wong of Olaplex and Nicola Kilner of Deciem.
The executives will offer insights into post-pandemic beauty, business pivots, the leading consumer and market trends shaping planning, lessons learned over the last 12-24 months, and much more.
Other topics will include the underlying qualities of successful brands and strategies for growth.
About the Experts
- JuE Wong, CEO of Olaplex Inc., has held key roles at Cargill Inc., PepsiCo, Dial Corp., Murad Inc., NV Perricone MD Ltd., ZO Skin Health by Dr. Obagi, Astral Health and Beauty comprising Aloette, CosMedix and Pur Minerals and StriVectin. She has also held the role of president at the Elizabeth Arden brand and global CEO of Moroccanoil. Wong has been identified as one of the “go-to” progressive executives driving intrinsic change to increase portfolio value through traditional, digital, emerging channels and mediums of commerce.
- Nicola Kilner, co-founder, Deciem, began her beauty career at Boots where she met the founder of Indeed Labs, Brandon Truaxe. The two went on to co-found DECIEM, bringing their first product to market in 2013. DECIEM now features more than 10 brands, 32 stores globally and 1,000 employees.
- Malaika Jones is the CEO and founder of BROWN GIRL jane, a luxury wellness and beauty company specializing in plant-based CBD products for women, which has received media attention from Refinery29, Vice News, Popsugar and more. Jones previously was an investment banking and trading executive at JP Morgan.