Global President of Armani Beauty Véronique Gautier exits after 13 years

By Alessandro Carrara | Published: 31-Jan-2024

Gautier has previously held roles at Chanel Beauty and Paco Rabanne at Puig, as well as Cartier and Hermès Parfums

The Global President of Armani Beauty, Véronique Gautier, has stepped down from the role after 13 years.

Gautier joined the L'Oréal-owned brand in 2010 from Jean Paul Gaultier, after serving as Chair and President for two years.

Prior to this, she also held roles at Chanel Beauty and Paco Rabanne at Puig, as well as Cartier and Hermès Parfums.

“I feel privileged to have driven such iconic brands and talented people in executive functions in the luxury business, and today I am looking forward to this exciting chapter ahead, saying Sì to new beginnings,” said Gautier in a Linkedin post.

“Taking Armani Beauty to new heights over the past decade has been an experience like no other.”

Gautier went on to thank the company’s eponymous founder Giorgio Armani, who she said had been a “privilege” to work with.

“Giorgio Armani is simply a legend and working with him has been a gift,” she added.

“Together, we drove growth and innovation to design a sustainable, global beauty powerhouse.”

Gautier also acknowledged the brand’s community of perfumers, naming Carlos Benaim, Alberto Morilllas, Pascal Gaurin, Fabrice Pellegrin and Anne Flipo in her Linkedin post.

She added: “My deepest thanks and admiration go to all the community of perfumers who have nourished my forever passion since the beginning.”

Gautier’s departure comes after Armani Beauty signed seasoned MUA Hiromi Ueda as its Global Make-up Artist on 15 January.

The Osaka-born artist succeeds Linda Cantello, who has held the role at the L’Oréal-licensed beauty brand for the past 15 years.

Ueda has been a professional make-up artist for more than 20 years across both editorial campaigns and runways.

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