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Coty Inc (COTY.N)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Gerd Harf

73 2018 Independent Chairman of the Board

Pierre Laubies

62 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Pierre-Andre Terisse

52 2019 Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee

Ayesha Zafar

61 2018 Interim Chief Financial Officer

Edgar Huber

56 2016 President - Luxury

Sylvie Moreau

47 2016 President - Professional Beauty

Sophie Hanrot

2019 Chief Human Resource Officer

Fiona Hughes

2019 Chief Marketing Officer

Daniel Ramos

45 2017 Chief Scientific Officer

Greerson McMullen

56 2016 Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, Company Secretary

Esra Erkal-Paler

48 2018 Chief Global Corporate Affairs Officer and a Member of The Executive Committee

Giovanni Pieraccioni

Chief Operating Officer - Consumer Beauty Division

Mario Reis

59 2017 Chief Global Supply Officer

Luc Volatier

2019 Chief Global Supply Chain Officer and Member of the Executive Committee

Erhard Schoewel

69 2018 Lead Independent Director

Anna-Lena Kamenetzky

2019 Director

Sabine Chalmers

54 2017 Independent Director

Joachim Faber

69 2010 Independent Director

Olivier Goudet

53 2013 Independent Director

Paul Michaels

66 2015 Independent Director

Robert Singer

66 2010 Independent Director

Olga Levinzon

2018 Vice President, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Gerd Harf

Dr. Gerd Peter Harf is Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Mr. Harf served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company from 1993 to 2001 and as Chairman of the Board from 2001 to 2011 and Chair of the RNC from 2011 until December 2016. He is a Senior Partner of JAB, having joined JAB in 1981, and Chief Executive Officer of Lucresca SE and Agnaten SE, privately-owned holding companies affiliated with JAB. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Espresso House Holding AB. He is also a Director of Jacobs Douwe Egberts B.V., Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., Panera Holdings Corp., Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc., Peet’s Coffee & Tea, LLC and Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. (being the parent company of Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc.). He is also co-founder and Executive Chairman of Delete Blood Cancer DKMS. Previously, he served as Deputy Chairman of Reckitt Benckiser and Chairman of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV. Mr. Harf holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School and a Diploma and a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Cologne in Germany. As our former Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Harf has intimate knowledge of our business and operations and brings a valuable perspective to the Board. In addition, Mr. Harf brings to our Board more than 30 years of experience in our industry, including executive, operating, strategic planning and international business experience.

Pierre Laubies

Mr. Pierre Laubies is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. He has served since May 2018 as a director of Continental Foods Europe NV. From September 2013 to March 2018, Mr. Laubies served as the Chief Executive Offer of Jacobs Douwe Egberts B.V., the world’s leading pure play FMCG coffee and tea company. Mr. Laubies brings over twenty years of experience in international companies, including consumer goods manufacturers such as Ontex IV SA, Mars Inc. and Campbell Soup Co. Mr. Laubies holds a Master’s Degree in economics from Sciences Po (Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris) (IEP) (Paris Institute of Political Studies) and a Law Degree from the University of Paris Sorbonne. There is no family relationship between Mr. Laubies and any director or executive officer of the Company. There have been no transactions, nor are there any currently proposed transactions, to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries was or is to be a participant in which Mr. Laubies, or any member of his immediate family, had, or will have, a direct or indirect material interest.

Pierre-Andre Terisse

Mr. Pierre-Andre Terisse is Chief Financial Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of the company. Mr. Terisse joins the Company with over 30 years of public company finance experience, including experience in business turnarounds, treasury and finance integration. He spent the majority of his career at Danone, S.A, as Group CFO from 2008 to 2015 and as General Manager of Danone’s Africa Division from 2015 to 2017, where he designed and implemented the division’s strategy, operational foundations and innovation pipeline. In 2017, he founded MAYI Africa, a privately-held company. Mr. Terisse holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business and Management from IAE Lyon III, as well as a Master’s Degree in Finance from EM Lyon Business School. There have been no transactions, nor are there any currently proposed transactions, to which the Company or any of its subsidiaries was or is to be a participant in which Mr. Terisse, or any member of his immediate family, had, or will have, a direct or indirect material interest.

Ayesha Zafar

Ms. Ayesha Zafar has been appointed Interim Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective September 15, 2018. In this position, Ms. Zafar is the Company’s principal accounting officer responsible for overseeing various activities including financial reporting systems of internal control and other compliance programs. Prior to her appointment in May 2016, Ms. Zafar served as Vice President Controller of The Hertz Corporation, a car rental business, since January 2013 and as Controller from March 2012 to January 2013. Ms. Zafar brings 30 years of finance experience in international companies across consumer goods, including Campbell Soup Company, PepsiCo, Inc. and Colgate-Palmolive Company, as well as pharmaceuticals and publishing. Ms. Zafar is a Certified Public Accountant. Ms. Zafar holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Excelsior College.

Edgar Huber

Mr. Edgar C. Huber has been appointed President of Americas and APAC of the Company effective January 1, 2020. He is no longer President - Luxury of the Company effective January 1, 2020. Mr. Huber has served in this position since November 2015 and oversees sales execution and steers Coty’s business according to specific consumer and retailer needs and priorities. Prior to joining Coty, Mr. Huber was Director, President and Chief Executive Officer of Lands’ End, Inc., a leading global apparel retail brand, from 2011 until 2015. He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Juicy Couture Division of Liz Claiborne, Inc., from 2008 until 2011. He has over 15 years of service in a number of senior roles at L’Oréal, S.A. and he was a key account and brand manager for Mars, Incorporated. Mr. Huber holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Handelsakademie Innsbruck/Telfs, Austria and a Masters of Business Administration from the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Austria. Mr. Huber has also completed the International Management Program at HEC (Haute Etudes Commerciales) in Jouy-en-Josas, France, and the CEDEP (General Management Program) at INSEAD in Foutainbleau, France.

Sylvie Moreau

Ms. Sylvie Moreau is President - Professional Beauty, of the company. She has served as President, Professional Beauty since October 2016 and is a member of our Executive Committee. In her role, Ms. Moreau oversees our Professional Beauty division globally and is responsible for brand performance across all regions and distribution channels. Prior to October 2016, Ms. Moreau was with P&G since 1994 and served as Executive Vice President of Wella, the salon professional division of P&G. Ms. Moreau has over 22 years of experience in a variety of positions in local, regional and international roles within P&G. Ms. Moreau holds a Master of International Business from NHH Bergen Norway and a Master of Business Administration from ESSEC Business School of Cergy Pontoise, France.

Sophie Hanrot

Ms. Sophie Hanrot is appointed as Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company, effective July 1, 2019. Sophie has 20 years of human resources strategic leadership, including talent management, organizational transformation and culture development, with extensive experience in the Beauty industry. Since 2016, Sophie has been SVP, HR of Coty's Luxury Division. Prior to that Sophie was Global Head of Talent Management at Louis Vuitton, with previous experience at L'Oréal as well as running her own HR consultancy business. Sophie started her career in retail and marketing before choosing to enter the HR world by joining the global executive search firm Russell Reynolds Associates and then Heidrick & Struggles Inc.

Fiona Hughes

Ms. Fiona Hughes is Chief Marketing Officer of the Company.

Daniel Ramos

Mr. Daniel E. Ramos is Chief Scientific Officer of the Company. He is responsible for all scientific affairs and global regulatory affairs, as well as our global consumer affairs team. Mr. Ramos has over 20 years of international consumer goods research and development experience. Prior to joining Coty, Mr. Ramos served as Chief Science Officer of Revlon, a global beauty company, from July 2015 to January 2017. Prior to Revlon, Mr. Ramos held various roles at Reckitt Benckiser from August 2011 to June 2015, most recently as Vice President, R&D Health Care. He received an Engineer’s degree, Chemical Engineering from Universidad Simon Bolivar and an Master of Business Administration from Universidad Metropolitana.

Greerson McMullen

Mr. Greerson G. McMullen serves as Chief Legal Officer, General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company, effective October 24, 2016. He is responsible for overseeing the Company’s legal affairs worldwide. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. McMullen worked at Schweitzer-Mauduit International Inc., an international papers and materials engineering company, since May 2013, where he acted as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Licensing, General Counsel and Secretary (holding the Strategy and Licensing title since March 2016). Prior to this, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Government Affairs and Secretary of The ServiceMaster Company, LLC, a residential services company, from 2007 to May 2013 (holding the Government Affairs title since March 2010). Prior to this, Mr. McMullen was a general counsel within General Electric for almost eight years and worked in private practice before then. Mr. McMullen brings over 25 years of legal experience. Mr. McMullen received a juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law and a Bachelor of Science degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University.

Esra Erkal-Paler

Ms. Esra Erkal-Paler is Chief Global Corporate Affairs Officer and a Member of The Executive Committee of the company. Ms. Erkal-Paler leads our global internal and external communications strategies and responsible growth program. Prior to joining the Company in May 2018, Ms. Erkal-Paler spent seven years at AstraZeneca, a global biopharmaceuticals company, most recently as the Global Head of External Communications and, before that, as the Executive Director of the Advertising Standards Authority in charge of Policy, Public Affairs and Communications. Prior to that, she lead internal and external communications and public and industry affairs in the UK and Ireland for more than six years at L’Oréal Group. Before joining L’Oréal Group, Ms. Erkal-Paler was the Head of Corporate Affairs for Unilever’s home and personal care division. She has over 20 years of strategic communication and corporate affairs experience spanning the beauty, consumer goods, healthcare and regulatory sectors and currently serves as the Trustee and Chairman of the British Skin Foundation, the leading skin health research charity. Ms. Erkal-Paler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree with honors from University of Sussex.

Giovanni Pieraccioni

Mario Reis

Mr. Mario Reis is Chief Global Supply Officer of Coty Inc. In his role, he oversees our fully integrated, end-to-end supply chain including initiative management, procurement, manufacturing and warehousing and distribution. Mr. Reis brings diversified experience in supply chain and commercial fields with more than 30 years of experience as a business leader and supply chain expert. Prior to joining the Company in this position in May 2014, Mr. Reis built his career at Groupe Danone, a global food and beverage company, where he held several senior executive positions within Worldwide Operations from 1996 to 2014. Most recently, Mr. Reis served as Managing Director of Groupe Danone South Africa from 2009 until 2014. Mr. Reis worked at Mars, Incorporated and Bain & Co. in various business roles of increasing responsibility from 1986 to 1996. Mr. Reis holds a Master of Business Administration degree from INSEAD and a Bachelor of Science degree with Honors from the University of Manchester, U.K.

Luc Volatier

Mr. Luc Volatier is Global Supply Chain Officer and Member of the Executive Committee of the company.

Erhard Schoewel

Mr. Erhard Schoewel serves Lead Independent Director of the Company. joined the Board in 2006, and serves as the Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. From 1999 to 2006, he was Executive Vice President responsible for Europe at Reckitt Benckiser plc. From 1979 to 1999, he held positions of increasing responsibilities at Benckiser. Prior to that, he worked for PWA Waldhof. In 2012, Mr. Schoewel was elected to the Supervisory Board of the Jahr Holding GmbH & Co. KG in Hamburg, Germany. In 2018, he became a member of the advisory board of Medoderm GmbH. From 2007 to 2015, he was Chairman of Birdseye Iglo Ltd London and a director of Phorms SE Berlin. Mr. Schoewel received a Diplom-Kaufmann degree from University of Pforzheim. Mr. Schoewel brings to our Board extensive experience in the consumer products industry, including executive, operating and international business experience, as well as governance and advisory experience from serving on the boards of other companies.

Anna-Lena Kamenetzky

Sabine Chalmers

Ms. Sabine Chalmers is an Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Chalmers has served as Group General Counsel of BT Group plc, a U.K. telecommunications services company, since April 2018. Prior to that, she served as Chief Legal Officer and Secretary to the Board of Directors of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (formerly, InBev SA), a beer and brewery company, from December 2004. Ms. Chalmers joined Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV from Diageo plc, where she held a number of senior legal positions in various geographies from 1993, including General Counsel of its U.S. and Latin American businesses. Prior to Diageo, Ms. Chalmers was an Associate at the law firm of Hogan Lovells in London, specializing in mergers and acquisitions and in commercial property transactions. She also served as the Chair of Association of Corporate Counsel from October 2015 to January 2017 and served on its Board of Directors since October 2005. In addition, Ms. Chalmers is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Royal National Theatre London. Ms. Chalmers qualified as a Solicitor in England and is a Member of the New York State Bar. She holds an L.L.B from the London School of Economics. Ms. Chalmers brings to our Board significant experience working with global brands in the consumer products industry and overseeing transformational mergers and integration, supplemented by extensive international legal and transactional experience, as well as expertise in corporate governance issues, policies and best practices.

Joachim Faber

Dr. Joachim Faber serves as Independent Director of Coty Inc. Mr. Faber is also the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Börse AG, Frankfurt and Chairman of the Shareholder Committee of JAB Holding Company S.à r.l. Mr. Faber was a member of the board of HSBC Holdings PLC, London from March 2012 until April 2018 and a member of the Supervisory Board of OSRAM Licht AG and the Chairman of its audit committee until June 2014 and a member of the board of Allianz S.A., Paris until March 2017. Until 2011, Mr. Faber served as the Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Global Investors, a global asset management company, and a member of the management board of Allianz SE in Munich. Prior to joining Allianz in 1997, he worked for 14 years in various positions for Citicorp in Frankfurt and London. He was nominated to the Corporate Governance Codex Commission in September 2013. He serves on the board of German Cancer Aid in Bonn and the European School for Management and Technology in Berlin. Mr. Faber graduated from the University of Bonn with a degree in Law. He received his PhD degree from the Postgraduate National School of Public Administration Speyer, Germany after completing his research at the Sorbonne University in Paris.

Olivier Goudet

Mr. Olivier Goudet serves as Independent Director of Coty Inc. Mr. Goudet is a Partner and Chief Executive Officer of JAB Holding Company S.à r.l. (“JAB”), a position he has held since 2012. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, LLC and Krispy Kreme Doughnuts, Inc. He is also a Director of Jacobs Douwe Egberts B.V., Keurig Dr Pepper Inc., Panera Holdings Corp., Caribou Coffee Company, Inc. (being the parent company of Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, Inc.) and Espresso House Holding AB. He is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mars, Incorporated and served as an independent advisor to the Mars, Incorporated Board of Directors. Mr. Goudet began his career at Mars, Incorporated, serving on the finance team of its French business and held several senior executive positions at the VALEO Group, including Group Finance Director. Mr. Goudet holds a Degree in Engineering from l’Ecole Centrale de Paris and graduated from the ESSEC Business School in Paris with a major in Finance. Mr. Goudet brings to our Board extensive financial expertise and senior executive experience, including experience in strategic planning and leadership of complex organizations, as well as significant governance and oversight experience attained through his tenure as a director of several public companies. In addition, Mr. Goudet has significant experience overseeing transformational mergers and integration.

Paul Michaels

Mr. Paul S. Michaels serves as Independent Director of the Company. He also has served as a Director of Krispy Kreme Doughnuts Corporation since August 2017 and Keurig Dr Pepper Inc. since July 2018. Prior to joining our Board, Mr. Michaels served as the President of Mars, Incorporated, a manufacturer of food products and parent company of William Wrigley Jr. Co., from January 2004 to January 2015. Mr. Michaels began his career at P&G and later moved to Johnson & Johnson, where he spent 15 years building many of the company’s flagship brands. Mr. Michaels holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Michaels brings to our Board senior executive leadership experience as well as demonstrated expertise and creativity in launching, building and supporting global brands in the consumer products industry.

Robert Singer

Mr. Robert S. Singer serves as Independent Director of Coty Inc. From 2006 to 2009 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Barilla Holding S.p.A., an Italian food company, and before that he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Abercrombie and Fitch Co. from 2004 until 2005. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Gucci Group N.V. from 1995 to 2004. Mr. Singer started his career at Coopers & Lybrand in 1977. Mr. Singer also served as a director of Gianni Versace S.p.A. from 2009 to December 2016 and served as a director of Mead Johnson Nutrition from 2009 to June 2017. He also serves as a director and chair of the audit committees of Tiffany & Co. since 2012, Keurig Dr. Pepper Inc. since July 2018 and Panera Bread Company since September 2017 and provides similar services to certain private companies affiliated with JAB. Mr. Singer served as a senior advisor to CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC from 2011 to January 2016. He also served as Chairman of the audit committee of Jimmy Choo PLC from September 2014 to 2017. He received a Bachelor of Arts Humanities degree from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from University of California, Irvine and graduated from New York University with a Master of Science in Accounting. Mr. Singer brings to our Board many years of operating, financial and executive experience, including in the fashion industry. Mr. Singer has significant public company board and audit committee experience and extensive risk management experience.

Olga Levinzon