Sephora poaches Benefit boss Jean-André Rougeot as CEO

By Becky Bargh 17-Jan-2019

The Harvard Business School graduate has been with the colour cosmetics brand for the last 12 years

Beauty retailer Sephora has appointed Benefit’s former CEO Jean-André Rougeot as CEO for the Americas.

Rougeot has been with the colour cosmetics brand for the past 12 years and was formerly President and CEO of the Coty Division for the beauty giant.

The Harvard Business School graduate also served as chairman and CEO of Diam International, a global retail merchandising solutions provider.

Christopher de Lapuente, Sephora’s Global President and CEO, who Rougeot will report to, said: “We are delighted to welcome Jean-André to Sephora.

“His extensive leadership track record, breadth of knowledge of the North American prestige beauty and retail marketplace, as well as a Sephora brand partner for more than a decade, set him up to lead our teams to continue fuelling our 20 year North America success story.”

Rougeot added: “I am very excited to join Sephora, which I know well from years of working together as a superb retail partner, and look forward to working with Sephora Americas’ exceptional team to build on the success of this iconic omni-retail brand.

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From 4 February, he will be based at the retailer’s San Fransisco head office.