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Executive Changes at Lauder, Coty Inc., Glossier and U Beauty

Coty and Credo each lost executives, while Glossier gained a chief marketing officer.

In the beauty industry’s latest round of musical chairs, heavyweights Credo and Coty Inc. lost executives, while Glossier and U Beauty each filled out their C-suites with new hires.

The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. has announced two new global brand presidents.

Michelle Freyre
Michelle Freyre Photo courtesy of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.

Michelle Freyre has been promoted to global brand president of Clinique, one year after her appointment to senior vice president and global general manager of the brand in 2020. Prior to her time at Lauder, she spent 20 years in several roles at Johnson & Johnson.

Glenn Evans
Glenn Evans Photo courtesy of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.

Glamglow and Smashbox also have a new global brand president. Glenn Evans was tapped for the role, after previously serving as senior vice president and global general manager of both brands.

Richard Jones, chief supply officer and head of research and development at Coty since 2019, has stepped down from the position. A successor has not been named, and a statement from the company did not mention Jones’ next position.

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Dawn Dobras, chief executive officer at Credo Beauty, has also left the beauty retailer. A successor has yet to be named, as has Dobras’ next move.

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Men’s body care brand Manscaped has made two new appointments to its C-suite.

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Manscaped’s new president, Kevin Datoo, is being promoted after two years as COO. He served in the same role at Dollar Shave Club prior to his switch to Manscaped.

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