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Richemont creates a perfume and beauty unit and strengthens its management team

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Sep 6, 2023

Richemont has introduced the generation of a perfume and magnificence entity, next in the footsteps of its opponents these as France’s Kering, which introduced its Splendor division previous February, and Italy’s Dolce & Gabbana, which internalised its beauty pursuits in 2022 via Dolce & Gabbana Attractiveness. The Swiss luxurious giant has also declared a few important appointments to its administration team.

Boet Brinkgreve will direct the new division – LinkedIn

The team, which took in excess of leather goods producer Delvaux in 2021 and Italian shoemaker Gianvito Rossi final July, has established up this new entity, termed ‘Laboratoire de Haute Parfumerie et Beauté’, “to permit our six homes now included in fragrance to accomplish greater mass in this really aggressive industry, where scale is very important,” describes the multinational, which owns Cartier, Piaget and Chloé among other individuals, in a press launch.

Richemont has decided on an expert in the chemical compounds, fragrances and flavours industries, with a occupation spanning three a long time in the United States, China and Europe, to head up the new division. Boet Brinkgreve has been appointed CEO of ‘Laboratoire de Haute Parfumerie et Beauté’. 

He is graduate in mechanical engineering from the University of Eindhoven/HTS Den Bosch, in the Netherlands, and holder of a master’s degree in enterprise administration from Insead, in France. The Swiss nationwide of Dutch origin held a range of higher positions at DSM – Firmenich from 2007 to 2023, including most not long ago that of president of the group’s Substances and Purchasing division. Prior to that, he labored for DuPont in small business advancement roles from 2003 to 2007 and launched many firms.

So it truly is a significant identify who has just been recruited by the Swiss organization to enter the earth of natural beauty. An announcement that has not unsuccessful to get worried corporations in the sector, which includes Interparfums. The French team holds the fragrance licences for Montblanc and Van Cleef & Arpels, two of Richemont’s flagship manufacturers, and observed its share rate drop on the Paris inventory trade in the course of trading on Wednesday September 6.

Developing promising creations and licences

In accordance to Richemont, this new entity will function “in partnership with the models, when respecting their unique high-conclusion positioning, to assistance them produce the most refined creations and promising licences”. In addition to Montblanc and Van Cleef & Arpels, the Group’s other brand names that develop fragrances involve Cartier, which has its very own perfumer, Dunhill, Alaïa and Chloé.

“Boet’s purpose will be critical in enabling our properties to attain their whole opportunity in this dynamic sector, broadening their buyer foundation even though strengthening their capability to fulfill the wants of their very demanding buyers. With his in-depth information of the fragrance business, his monitor record of accomplishment in leading new ventures, his remarkable practical experience in making prosperous global groups and his commitment to sourcing sustainable substances, I am persuaded that Boet will prove to be a considerable addition to the Group,” commented Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert.

Swen Grundmann has also been promoted to director of company affairs. The Dutchman joined Richemont in 1996 as a lawful adviser and rose through the ranks to choose on the job of Group normal secretary in 2017. This specialist in regulation and company governance, who has twenty-7 decades of practical experience in these fields, now sees his capabilities broadened (he will keep his role as Corporate Secretary) with his new purpose and his entry into the Government Management Committee.

Lastly, Gary Saage has joined the board of directors. The manager joined Richemont in 1988, serving as the Group’s main fiscal officer amongst 2010 and 2016. He is predicted to head the Audit Committee.

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