Drom Fragrances announced Bertrand Lemont as its new president of North America on Tuesday. Lemont started the position on Sept. 1.
Lemont, who worked at Drom Fragrances in Paris 22 years ago as global account manager, returns to the fragrance company to drive strategy and business development in the U.S. and Mexico.
“I have always been very fond of [Drom Fragrances] and its people,” Lemont said. “In the current U.S. market environment, Drom has an amazing opportunity to capture market shares within the midsize high-growth domestic brands. These brands are looking for the right partner like us that can provide highly creative solutions to their needs while being very agile and quick to market.”
Lemont comes back to Drom with two decades of experience in the fragrance and beauty industries, managing fine fragrance accounts like Estée Lauder, Yves Rocher, L’Oréal, Unilever Prestige, Coty Inc. and Avon. He most recently worked as an industry consultant at large beauty companies and investment firms helping with creative development and fragrance strategy.
He replaces Robert Stapf, who held the role for 15 years and left the company last fall after a restructuring at Drom Fragrances U.S.