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Chris Salgardo Steps Down at Kiehl’s, Megan Grant Named Brand President

Salgardo will stay on as brand ambassador, representing the brand in charitable endeavors.

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.”

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.”