Beauty Store Business magazine - January, 2020

Fiona Hughes Apppointed CMO of Coty Consumer Beauty

After reporting a nearly 18 percent drop in Q3 2019 Consumer Beauty sales, this week Coty Inc. appointed Fiona Hughes as chief marketing officer, Coty Consumer Beauty, and as a member of the executive committee, effective June 12, 2019.

Hughes will report to CEO and Consumer Beauty President Pierre Laubies.

“Fiona is an exceptional marketing leader with a deep well of experience in leading brand and portfolio transformation, including successfully shaping global brand vision, strategy and innovation maps. As improving the performance of Consumer Beauty is a top priority, I am confident that Fiona will be a strong addition to our executive committee and that her strategic thinking, strong leadership skills and fresh perspective will make an immediate impact on our efforts in this area,” said Laubies.

Previously, Hughes served as chief marketing officer and executive committee member at Jacobs Douwe Egberts (JDE), a global coffee and tea maker whose brands are distributed in more than 140 countries. Before joining JDE, Hughes held positions in global marketing roles at Mars Inc. for roughly 12 years.

Coty is one of the world’s largest beauty companies with over $9 billion in revenue. Consumer Beauty, which is focused on mass color cosmetics, mass retail hair coloring and styling products, body care and mass fragrances with brands such as CoverGirl, Max Factor, Bourjois and Rimmel; Luxury, which is focused on prestige fragrances and skin care with brands such as Calvin Klein, Marc Jacobs, Hugo Boss, Gucci and Philosophy.

Photo courtesy of Coty Inc.