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New GM Named at Marionnaud France

Gabriele Betti will succeed Eileen Yeo in the position at the perfumery chain starting Sept. 1.

PARIS — There’s a changing of the guard at Marionnaud France. The perfumery chain said Tuesday that Gabriele Betti has been appointed managing director, with a start date of Sept. 1

The executive will succeed Eileen Yeo, who has decided to leave the company for family reasons later this year.

Speaking of Yeo, who joined Marionnaud France in January 2013 as managing director, Dominic Lai, deputy managing director of the Marionnaud Group’s parent CK Hutchison Holdings Ltd., said in a statement: “Under her leadership, the business has reestablished its focus on [a] one-to-one beauty experience for customers, and she has also been fundamental to the launch of the current store concept. We are sad to see Eileen leaving the company, but respect her decision to spend more time with her family back in Singapore.”

Betti is general manager of Marionnaud Italy. He joined the group in that country in 2007, first working in the supply chain, then as its commercial director beginning in 2011. The executive became general manager of Italy’s business in 2013.

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Yeo is to remain at Marionnaud France until the end of this year. Arianna Di Prospero, finance director of Marionnaud Italy, will take over Betti’s position beginning Sept. 1.

“Under the leadership of Eileen, the business has embarked on a customer-centric strategy. I am confident that Gabriele, who has led our Italy operation in a similar approach, will be able to continue to execute the strategy to further enhance the personal beauty experience for customers of Marionnaud France,” continued Lai.

Marionnaud France has 510 stores, of which 240 include a beauty institute. Marionnaud Group counts almost 1,000 stores in 10 European countries, including Switzerland, Austria, Portugal and the Czech Republic.

CK Hutchinson has five main businesses — ports and related services, retail, infrastructure, energy and telecommunications — operational in more than 50 countries. More than 290,000 employees work in the group.