Chanel’s Barbara Menarguez elected Personal Care Products Council Chair

By Julia Wray | Published: 8-Mar-2023

The PCPC's new Vice Chairs include executives from Unilever, L'Oréal, Procter & Gamble and the Estée Lauder Companies

The US’ cosmetics industry body the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has elected Barbara Menarguez as the new Chair of its board of directors.

Menarguez is a 25-year veteran of Chanel and is currently the luxury house’s General Manager of Fragrance and Beauty.

She has also served as the company’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. 

“Barbara’s impressive accomplishments and strong leadership will serve our membership well as we continue to advance our industry’s determination for a more beautiful and sustainable world,” said Lezlee Westine, PCPC president and CEO.

“I look forward to working more closely with her as we continue to strengthen our commitment to our members and our consumers.”

Menarguez added: “PCPC is the voice for the industry whose products touch the lives of nearly every American household each day.

“Families rely on our products to enhance their well-being and quality of life.

“I’m honoured to help lead PCPC as we continue to educate policy makers, legislators, regulators, the media and, most importantly, our consumers about our innovative industry and our commitment to sound science.”

In addition to Menarguez, the PCPC’s newly-elected Vice Chairs are Esi Eggleston Bracey, President of Unilever USA and CEO of North America Personal Care at Unilever; David Greenberg, CEO of L’Oréal USA and President, North America Zone at L’Oréal; Chris Heiert, Senior Vice President, Specialty Beauty Group, Procter & Gamble; and Mark Loomis, President, North America at the Estée Lauder Companies.

Maria ‘Duda’ Kertész, President, US Skin Health & Beauty at Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, is the PCPC’s new Secretary, while Deborah Gibbins, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Mary Kay, takes on the role of Treasurer.

You may also like