Career advice: How I became Beauty Category Leader at Amazon

Published: 20-Oct-2022

In partnership with CEW UK, Huw Govier, Beauty Category Leader at Amazon UK, on his career journey to the top of the e-commerce giant

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Huw Govier is the Beauty Category Leader at Amazon UK. Prior to joining the e-commerce giant as Head of Luxury & Professional Beauty in 2019,  Govier's beauty industry career spans J&J, P&G and Coty. 

He was previously the General Manager UK at Shiseido with a brand portfolio including Dolce & Gabbana Beauty, Issey Miyake and Clé de Peau Beauté. 

"I probably owe my interest in consumer goods and beauty to the great experience and responsibility they gave to a naive student," Govier reflects on his start in cosmetics at J&J. 

In partnership with CEW UK, here Govier shares his career journey and advice for future beauty industry leaders. 

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