Coty Inc. Announces New Global President of Coty Beauty Division

    Renato Semerari to Head Coty's Mass Brand Division

    NEW YORK, April 10 /CNW/ -- Coty Inc., a leader in the global beauty
industry and the world's largest fragrance company, announced today the
appointment of Renato Semerari as president of the company's Coty Beauty
division. Semerari will manage all Coty brands available in mass distribution
in the Americas, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

    Among his key responsibilities, Semerari will seek new business ventures
and collaborations, as well as oversee the continued development and expansion
of the Coty Beauty portfolio. He will also serve as a member of Coty's
Executive Committee.

    "Renato's broad and diverse experience will be an incredible asset in
moving Coty Inc. and Coty Beauty towards the next stage of our success," said
Bernd Beetz, Chief Executive Officer, Coty Inc. "He is an accomplished leader
with a real passion for our industry and a phenomenal addition to the Coty

    Semerari started his career in 1986 with Procter & Gamble where he held a
series of positions of increasing responsibility. While at P&G, he worked
across all categories of the marketing department for personal care, oral
care, skin care, paper and detergents, in both Italy and the United Kingdom.
He has also held positions at LVMH as International Marketing Director of
Parfums Christian Dior, and President and CEO of Guerlain.

    Prior to his appointment at Coty, Semerari served as the President and
CEO of Sephora Europe since October 2007. In this role, he fueled his
knowledge of retail, being held responsible for 12 subsidiaries and an
extensive store network. During his tenure, Sephora grew rapidly in
pre-existing markets while geographically expanding into new countries.

    Semerari will take leadership of Coty Beauty in early May. He replaces
Hans Joachim Honigfort who will retire in the fall after seven years with Coty
and an accomplished career.

    Semerari holds a degree in Business Administration from the University of

    About Coty Inc.
    Coty was created in Paris in 1904 by Francois Coty who is credited with
founding the modern fragrance industry.

    Today, Coty Inc. is the world's largest fragrance company and a
recognized leader in global beauty with annual net sales of $4 billion. Driven
by an entrepreneurial spirit, passion, innovation, and creativity, Coty Inc.
has developed an unrivaled portfolio of notable brands and delivers its
innovative products to consumers in 90 markets worldwide.

    The Coty Prestige brand portfolio is distributed in prestige and
ultra-prestige stores, and includes Baby Phat, Balenciaga, Calvin Klein,
Cerruti, Chloe, Chopard, Davidoff, Home Skin Lab, Jennifer Lopez, Jette Joop,
Jil Sander, JOOP!, Karl Lagerfeld, Kenneth Cole, L.A.M.B. fragrance by Gwen
Stefani, La Voce by Renee Fleming, Lancaster, Marc Jacobs, Nautica, Nikos,
Phat Farm, Sarah Jessica Parker, Vera Wang, Vivienne Westwood and Wolfgang

    The Coty Beauty brand portfolio is more widely distributed and includes
adidas, Astor, Celine Dion, Chupa Chups, David and Victoria Beckham, Esprit,
Exclamation, Faith Hill, Halle Berry, Jovan, Kate Moss, Kylie Minogue, La
Cross, Miss Sixty, Miss Sporty, N.Y.C. New York Color, Pierre Cardin(1),
Playboy, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Shania Twain, Stetson, Tim McGraw and Tonino

    Coty and Puig Fashion and Beauty S.A. have a strategic partnership for
the distribution of the perfume lines of Nina Ricci, Carolina Herrera, Prada,
Paco Rabanne, and Antonio Banderas in the United States and Canada.

    For additional information about Coty Inc., please visit

    (1) Not available in North America


For further information:

For further information: Jeanette Casselano, +1-202-828-8833, Web Site:

Custom Packages

Browse our custom packages or build your own to meet your unique communications needs.

Start today.

CNW Membership

Fill out a CNW membership form or contact us at 1 (877) 269-7890

Learn about CNW services

Request more information about CNW products and services or call us at 1 (877) 269-7890