After more than a decade at Kiehl’s Since 1851, Chris Salgardo is parting ways with his role at the brand, WWD has learned.
Salgardo, who in 2006 was named U.S. brand president of L’Oréal-owned Kiehl’s, is leaving the brand in a professional capacity. He will continue to represent Kiehls in ‘charitable initiatives, diversity and inclusion projects and other community events,’ as brand ambassador,” said Xavier Vey, president and chief operating officer of L’Oréal Luxe.
Megan Grant, who previously served as general manager of The Body Shop, has been named brand president in the U.S.
“Megan brings a unique combination of skills to this position with nearly 20 years of experience in the beauty industry and an impressive track record in brand building. Megan’s leadership, foresight, and passion will be instrumental to driving business growth, while maintaining true to the brand’s heritage,” sad Vey. “Megan returns to Kiehl’s with a clear vision of putting the customer experience first and emphasizing Kiehl’s expertise in skin care, service, nature and science.”
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Every story has a beginning and my personal journey with @kiehls started when this guy first introduced me to the brand as a customer. @arthurviecco – I don’t think you knew the chain of events you set off that would lead me to a career with Kiehl’s spanning 17 years, 80 plus stores, the first spa, barbershop, website, incredible retail partners, dynamic teams, the opportunity to work with over 77 charities to give back into the communities in which we do business and ultimately millions of happy customers! I hope I’ve proven you can be successful in business while doing good in the world! #kiehlshistory @umbertobeverlyhills #skincare ⚡️
Grant first joined Kiehl’s in 2009 as vice president of marketing — she was ultimately promoted to deputy general manager. She stayed in that role until departing for The Body Shop in 2014.
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Said Salgardo, “While I’m excited to embark on a new journey, I’m also happy to partner with Kiehl’s as an ambassador. I’m honored to help carry on the brand’s tradition of giving back as well as its celebration of diversity and inclusion.”