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Jun 23, 20243:56pm

Coty adds luxury talent for its board of directors

The American beauty company announced today that Pierre Denis and Beatrice Ballini have joined its board of directors.

Sep 25, 2019 — 5:05pm

Coty adds luxury talent for its board of directors



Coty reinforces its board. The American beauty company has reinforced its helm with two new appointments. The company has signed Pierre Denis and Beatrice Ballini to its board of directors.


Pierre Denis has been CEO of Jimmy Choo since 2012. Denis began his career in the perfume and cosmetics fields by working for the perfume company Jean Patou. He joined LVMH’s Perfumes&Cosmetics division in 1992, became the Asia Pacific managing director for Parfums Christian Dior in 1999 and added Christian Dior Couture to his responsibilities in 2003.


In 2006, he became the managing director of Christian Dior Couture in Europe, the Middle East and India. Following this role, Denis was appointed the managing director for the John Galliano brand in 2008 where he managed operations, developed the John Galliano and contemporary Galliano lines and expanded the licensing business.


Ballini is a senior member of the Retail Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates, a global leadership advisory and search firm, where she leads Family Business Services and is a steering committee member of the board and CEO Advisory group. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates, Ballini was the Chief Executive Officer. 

Coty closed its fiscal year 2019, ended July 31, with a 6% drop in its net profit. The company’s sales stood at 487.6 million dollars. 

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