PARIS — Jean-Charles Viti has been named vice president of Shiseido Europe for the French market, effective July 1.

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Viti will replace Gérard Chriqui, who is retiring after 17 years with the company. Currently, Viti serves as regional director of duty free operations for the Asia-Pacific region for Shiseido, Clé de Peau and Nars. He joined Shiseido in 2000 as a senior area manager for various parts of Europe.

“I believe that his experience in France and also invaluable experience in the travel retail business in Asia will help to position Shiseido as a top player in the French market,” stated Carsten Fischer, Shiseido’s corporate executive officer overseeing the international business division.

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