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Guillaume Motte has been appointed President and CEO of Sephora as the beauty retailer continues to expand internationally. He will move from his parent company, LVMH’s Fashion Group, where he has served as deputy chief executive under Chairman and CEO Sidney Toledano since May 2021.
His first role at LVMH was a homecoming of sorts for Mott, who served as CEO and President of Europe and the Middle East at Sephora in 2018, where he remained for three years before moving to the fashion division. Prior to that, he was CEO of French menswear retailer Celio and, before that, CEO of Dubai-based lifestyle retailer AI Tayer Trends, part of PPR (now Kering). was the managing director of the retail chain Fnac. time.
Motte will succeed Chris de Lapuente, who has held the role since former CEO Martin Brok abruptly left Sephora in June. De La Puente currently owns Sephora, Paris department store Le Bon Marché Rive Gauche, luxury travel retailer DFS, cruise ship shopping destination Starboard Cruise Service, and luxury food store La He will continue as Chairman and CEO of LVMH’s Select Retail Division, which includes Grande. epithry.
“We are delighted to welcome Guillaume to Sephora as President and CEO. “I have no doubt he will continue to grow Sephora into the extraordinary luxury beauty retailer we envision.”
Inside Sephora’s Growth Plan
What’s next for beauty retail giants? Sylvie Moreau, Sephora’s president of Europe and the Middle East, says physical stores still have a big role to play.
Sephora is present in 35 countries and has over 2,700 stores. After a brief stint between 2000 and his 2005, the retailer reopened its online store in the UK in October. This is his second attempt to enter the market after a brief period from 2000 to his 2005. The company will acquire UK retailer Feelunique in his 2021 and will migrate the website to his Sephora.co.uk to leverage its existing local consumer base. Sephora said in June that he launched his incubator program “China Accelebrate” business aimed at growing China’s luxury beauty brands, with expansion in Latin America and Asia also underway, the company said. .
The company has focused on a dual physical and digital expansion focused on brick-and-mortar stores since pandemic restrictions were lifted or eased. Sylvie Moreau, President of Sephora Europe and Middle East, said: vogue business Earlier this month, she wanted to raise awareness as a brand incubator for an indie brand.
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