Coty names former coffee executive as marketing chief

The owner of Rimmel and CoverGirl has appointed Fiona Hughes as Chief Marketing Officer of Consumer Beauty

Beauty multinational Coty has named consumer goods veteran Fiona Hughes as its new Chief Marketing Officer of Consumer Beauty.

Her most recent role was CMO of coffee conglomerate Jacobs Douwe Egberts for five years and, prior to that, was various global marketing roles at Mars.

Hughes will now report to Pierre Laubies, Coty CEO & Consumer Beauty President, as well as join Coty’s Executive Committee.

“Fiona is an exceptional marketing leader with a deep well of experience in leading brand and portfolio transformation, including successfully shaping global brand vision, strategy and innovation maps,” said Laubies.

“As improving the performance of Consumer Beauty is a top priority, I am confident that Fiona will be a strong addition to our Executive Committee and that her strategic thinking, strong leadership skills and fresh perspective will make an immediate impact on our efforts in this area.”