Coty snaps up MAC’s Constantin Sklavenitis for Prestige chief role

By Julia Wray 23-Jul-2021

Sklavenitis brings more than two decades of international beauty, luxury and retail management to the position

Coty has announced the appointment of Constantin Sklavenitis as Chief Prestige Brands Officer.

Sklavenitis joins the beauty giant from MAC Cosmetics, where he held the role of Senior Vice President/General Manager of North America.

From 6 September, Sklavenitis will report to Coty CEO Sue Y Nabi and will oversee all prestige brands, with a key focus on expanding make-up and skin care.

“This is a really exciting time to be joining Coty,” commented Sklavenitis.

“Sue’s clear vision for the future of the business and the experienced team in place to deliver on it, made this a highly attractive opportunity.

“I am looking forward to working with the team and our prestige brands licensors on new innovations to expand our presence in skin care and in the make-up space.”

Nabi added: “I am delighted to welcome Constantin to Coty. He is a proven and trusted leader in beauty, luxury and retail with more than 24 years of global general management and marketing experience.

“In his role, Constantin will continue to strengthen Coty’s position as a worldwide leader in prestige fragrances and accelerate the recent milestones of our luxury make-up innovations, as well as build a skin care portfolio of complementary brands and the required global capabilities.

“Constantin’s strategic approach to increasing consumer engagement and growing brand market share will be invaluable as we continue to make good progress against our key growth pillars.”

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Before working for MAC, Sklavenitis spent more than two decades at L’Oréal across brands including Urban Decay, IT Cosmetics and Kiehl’s.