Apr 18, 2016
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​Shiseido appoints Jill Scalamandre as president of new innovation center

Apr 18, 2016

Shiseido’s American subsidiary announced on Monday that Jill Scalamandre will be joining the company as President of the newly launched Global Makeup Center of Excellence on July 21st, 2016.

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Based in New York, the innovation centre will serve as a hub for the design and development of prestige color cosmetics initiatives across the company in support of all its make brands.

Having previously served as CMO of Coty Skincare and Senior VP of the Philosophy brand, Ms Scalamandre is a highly respected executive in the beauty industry. Over the years she has been CMO at Chrysallis Inc, Senior VP, Global Beauty Brands at Avon Products and Managing Director of Prada Beauty.

As President of Shiseido’s global Makeup Center of Excellence, she will be responsible for leading and supporting projects across the company to enhance and invigorate its prestige color cosmetics capabilities and product offerings.

“The Makeup Center of Excellence will greatly enhance our consumer insights and will help all of our makeup brands move faster and achieve more. Jill is the latest in a number of impressive executives, from across the industry, who have chosen to join our already accomplished Shiseido team,” said Marc Rey, President and CEO at Shiseido Americas Corporation.

Ms. Scalamandre, who is Chairwoman of Cosmetic Executive Women Inc and has been the recipient of several achievement awards, said, “I am thrilled to join Shiseido and have the opportunity to work with such iconic and trend-setting makeup brands as they accelerate their growth in color.”

“With the Makeup Center of Excellence, we will work to drive innovation across all consumer touch points, help maximize the potential of Shiseido's color brands and grow the company’s overall footprint in the category.”

The Center of Excellence is one of several hubs Shiseido is creating to accelerate innovation and lead transformational projects within the makeup industry.

The cosmetics company is mid-way through an ambitious plan to reach its goal of net sales of over ¥1 trillion by 2020. Shiseido was founded in 1872 in Japan and has grown to a global beauty business with a wide selection of skincare, makeup and fragrance brands selling in 120 countries and regions.

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