PARIS — Enrique Puig, chairman of the board of Puig Beauty & Fashion Group, died Thursday night in Seville, Spain, of a suspected heart attack while in his hotel room with his wife. Puig, who was 68, had been planning to attend a launch party for the Spanish version of Vanity Fair magazine.
The son of company founder Antonio Puig, Puig was highly regarded in the beauty business and widely credited for the international success of his family’s business. Today, Puig Beauty & Fashion Group is Spain’s largest beauty company, selling to 150 countries. It generated 2007 net revenues of 954 million euros, or $1.37 billion at current exchange.
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