NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Shiseido Americas Corporation (“Shiseido Americas”), a subsidiary of Tokyo-based, global cosmetics company Shiseido Co., Ltd. (“Shiseido”), today announced the appointment of Jill Scalamandre as President of Shiseido’s newly launched Global Makeup Center of Excellence. Based in New York, the Center of Excellence will serve as a global innovation center for the design, development and execution of prestige color cosmetics initiatives across the company in support of all of its makeup brands. Ms. Scalamandre will assume her position on July 21st, 2016. Ms. Scalamandre previously served as Chief Marketing Officer, Skincare, Coty and Senior Vice President, philosophy. She will report to Marc Rey, President & CEO of Shiseido Americas.
As President of Shiseido’s global Makeup Center of Excellence, Ms. Scalamandre will be responsible for leading and supporting projects across the company to enhance and invigorate its prestige color cosmetics capabilities and product offerings. Under Ms. Scalamandre’s leadership, the Center of Excellence will work closely with all of Shiseido’s makeup brands worldwide to test new product ideas, cultivate expertise and leverage market and consumer insights to better connect with customers. The Center of Excellence will also create and nurture new color brands and lead transformational projects within the makeup category. This initiative is one of several Centers of Excellence that Shiseido is creating to accelerate innovation and foster best practices across its global organization.
“Jill is a highly respected industry executive with a stellar track record and expertise that will benefit all of our makeup brands. I cannot think of a more qualified person to lead our global makeup innovation hub,” said Marc Rey. “The Makeup Center of Excellence will greatly enhance our consumer insights and will help all of our makeup brands move faster and achieve more. Jill is the latest in a number of impressive executives, from across the industry, who have chosen to join our already accomplished Shiseido team. Together, we are working to drive innovation and operational performance across the company under global CEO Masahiko Uotani’s bold VISION 2020 strategy.”
Ms. Scalamandre is a seasoned executive in the beauty industry with deep experience that spans mass and luxury brands, all personal care categories and multiple distribution channels, including mass, specialty store, department store, home shopping, club and direct. At Coty, Ms. Scalamandre was responsible for leading the marketing strategies of the philosophy and Lancaster brands and for the global expansion of philosophy. Prior to joining Coty, Ms. Scalamandre served as the Chief Marketing Officer at Chrysallis Inc., where she led the development and execution of strategic business initiatives to build a portfolio of brands including Strivectin and NIA24, while also providing strategic input for potential future acquisitions. Ms. Scalamandre also served as Senior Vice President, Global Beauty Brands, at Avon Products, Inc. and Managing Director of Prada Beauty. She began her career at Revlon. Ms. Scalamandre is Chairwoman of Cosmetic Executive Women Inc. and has been the recipient of the CEW Achiever Awards (2003), WWD Innovative Marketer (2004), HBA Lifetime Achievement Award in Marketing (2007), and the WWD Prestige Marketer of the Year (2015).
Ms. Scalamandre said, “I am thrilled to join Shiseido and have the opportunity to work with such iconic and trend-setting makeup brands as they accelerate their growth in color. I have enormous respect for the company and their quality of products. With the Makeup Center of Excellence, we will work to drive innovation across all consumer touch points, help maximize the potential of Shiseido's color brands and grow the company’s overall footprint in the category.”
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Shiseido was founded in 1872 as the first Western-style pharmacy in Japan. The business gradually evolved into a cosmetics company, offering people the most advanced technology and the finest aesthetics available in the East or the West. Now known globally as the premier cosmetics company with roots in Japan, the name Shiseido has come to represent the world’s highest standards of quality. Shiseido’s global selection of skincare, makeup and fragrance includes a high-performance category for special skincare, and a brightening line. Shiseido also offers body care, suncare and a skincare line for men. Fiercely contemporary and innovative after over 140 years in business, Shiseido group brands are now sold in over 120 countries and regions. For more information, please visit http://group.shiseido.com/.