Retail in Asia


Coty names Caroline Andreotti chief commercial officer, prestige

Coty has named Caroline Andreotti as chief commercial officer for Prestige, effective 1 April. She replaces Isabelle Bonfanti who is stepping down from the role after 2.5 years.

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Source: Coty

Andreotti is currently the executive vice president of global skincare. A highly experienced and deeply respected leader at Coty, she brings more than 20 years of beauty industry experience to her new role, 15 of which were spent with Coty.

Andreotti is an expert in the Asian market, having worked in the region throughout much of her career. She has an impressive track record in fragrance, skincare, body care and colour cosmetics.

During her term as head of Coty’s travel retail business, she led the company’s pivot towards ultra-premium fragrances and opened the first Chloé Atelier des Fleurs counters. Chloé Atelier des Fleurs is now Coty’s top fragrance in Asia Pacific travel retail.

She also pioneered the rebranding of Lancaster in the key Hainan market and led the global expansion of three of Coty’s prestige skincare brands: Orveda, Lancaster and Philosophy.

In her new role, Andreotti will drive Coty’s global commercial prestige strategy and strengthen its position as a leader in prestige fragrances. She will accelerate innovation in prestige makeup and drive skincare growth in Asia Pacific and beyond.

Commenting on Andreotti’s appointment, Coty chief executive officer Sue Y. Nabi said: “Caroline is a highly accomplished leader who has a strong track record for delivering brand and channel growth, as well as developing and leading high performing teams.

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“She is an expert in the Asian beauty market and is therefore ideally placed to drive our strategic growth in China, our ambitious plans in skincare and the consolidation of our leading position in fragrances. It gives me great pleasure to appoint Caroline as Coty’s chief commercial officer for Prestige, and her promotion is testament to the depth of talent we have within Coty.

“We also thank Isabelle for her passion and leadership in recent years, laying the foundations for Coty’s long-term success in Prestige.”