“Véronique Gabaï-Pinsky will bring to the board of directors her deep knowledge of the luxury fashion world, her entrepreneurial spirit and her human values,” Interparfums SA said Wednesday.
Gabaï-Pinsky, who joined Vera Wang in January 2016, had formerly served as global brand president of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.’s Aramis and Designer Fragrances, BeautyBank and IdeaBank. She resigned from Lauder in October 2014.
Prior to her tenure at that company, Gabaï-Pinsky was executive vice president and general manager for fine fragrances, North America, at Symrise, and before that she held the same position at its predecessor, Dragoco. She has also been vice president of global marketing for Guerlain, among other roles.
Gabaï-Pinsky holds a degree from the Paris-based business school ESSEC.
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With the new appointment, Interparfums now counts four women among a total of 10 board members.
Interparfums’s fragrance portfolio includes brands such as Montblanc, Jimmy Choo, Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels and Repetto. It owns both the fashion and fragrance activities of Rochas, as well.
As reported, Interparfums SA’s first-quarter 2017 sales gained 34.3 percent, driven by organic growth from established lines and some well-received launches over the last six months, including Coach, Mademoiselle Rochas, Jimmy Choo L’Eau, Jimmy Choo Man Ice and Lanvin Modern Princess.
The Paris-based subsidiary of Interparfums Inc., of New York, said Friday that revenues totaled 112.4 million euros, or $123.5 million at average exchange, in the three months ended March 31. At constant exchange, sales advanced 32.7 percent.
All geographies posted strong growth, including North America, up 31 percent, and Asia, with a 37 percent rise.
In 2016, Interparfums Inc.’s sales reached $521.1 million, a 11.2 percent year-on-year gain. The company came in 52nd in WWD Beauty Inc’s ranking of the top 100 beauty manufacturers for 2016.