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Mortier Succeeds Scannavini as President of Coty Prestige

Posted: October 5, 2012

Coty Inc. has named Jean Mortier as president of the company’s prestige business, effective immediately. He succeeds Michele Scannavini, who was named chief executive officer of Coty in July after serving as president of Coty Prestige for 10 years.

“Jean’s strong retailer partnerships, his focus on growth and his understanding of the dynamics of consolidated and emerging markets will be key assets in moving Coty toward the next stage of our success,” said Scannavini. 

Mortier, who will manage all products within Coty’s worldwide selective distribution portfolio, will be based in Paris and will also serve on Coty's executive committee. 

Mortier served as Coty's senior vice president, commercial since 2005. In his prior roles, Mortier joined Unilever in 1984 and held positions in finance, internal audit, human resources, sales and trade marketing. In 1996, he joined Calvin Klein Cosmetics as senior vice president and chief financial officer. When Coty Inc. purchased Unilever Cosmetics International in July 2005, Mortier was senior vice president there. 

“I’m honored that Coty’s leadership has chosen me to take the reins from Michele after his successful leadership of our prestige business,” said Mortier. “I am eager to get started and contribute to this new era at Coty.”