The seasoned beauty executive, who started in the role earlier this month and remains based in Paris, reports to Simona Cattaneo, chief marketing officer of Coty’s luxury unit.
In her new position, Durán oversees perfume brands such as Marc Jacobs, Chloé, Miu Miu, Tiffany, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga and Alexander McQueen.
Between 2012 and 2016, Durán served as international general manager of designer fragrance brands at L’Oréal, which includes labels such as Maison Margiela, Cacharel, Diesel and Viktor & Rolf. During that period, she also sat on L’Oréal Luxe division’s management committee.
Starting in 2008, Durán was deputy managing director of Yves Saint Laurent and held positions at Giorgio Armani Parfums and Cosmetics and Lancôme, all at L’Oréal, as well.
Products developed under Durán included Armani’s Code for women and Emporio Armani Diamonds, and YSL’s Rouge Pur Couture, Vernis à Lèvres and La Nuit de L’Homme. For Viktor & Rolf there was Bonbon, and the Replica Collection at Margiela, which were created under her management. Durán started the Proenza Schouler fragrance license, too.
Other recent executive hires announced in April at Coty include the appointment of Sabine Chalmers, a mergers-and-acquisitions veteran, to its board of directors. Sean Foster, formerly chief executive officer of Crowdtap, a social marketing company, was named to bolster Coty’s e-commerce operations.
In March, Coty signed on Laurent Kleitman, formerly of Unilever, as president of its consumer beauty unit.
Coty keeps bulking up its prestige fragrance business. Earlier this month, it was revealed that the Burberry fragrance and beauty license would become part of the company’s portfolio. The deal is expected to close in the fourth quarter of this year.
In 2016, Burberry Beauty generated revenues of 203 million pounds, or $276 million at average exchange for the 12-month period.