Herbivore Botanicals appoints the other woman behind Fenty Beauty for top role

The new CEO appointment follows the new age-inspired prestige skin care brand raising $15m in funding

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Prestige skin care brand Herbivore Botanicals has poached former Kendo executive Sandy Saputo (pictured) as its new CEO.

Saputo is best known for her role as CMO at LVMH’s brand incubator Kendo, where she led the Fenty Beauty launch in 2017.

Prior to joining Kendo, she served five years as CMO of Shiseido-owned Bare Minerals.

Saputo has taken over the top role from Herbivore Botanicals co-founders Alex Kummerow and Julia Wills, after the pair raised US$15m in funding from investor Silas Capital.

She will also join the brand's Board of Directors.

“Sandy Saputo has long held a flawless reputation in the beauty industry, thanks in part to her proven track record leading and building beauty brands through periods of significant growth and breakthrough innovation,” said Brian Thorne, Partner at Silas Capital.

Saputo added: “Alex and Julia have created iconic products that are as efficacious as they are beautiful, with a differentiated brand essence that has built a devoted social community.

“I am honoured to partner with them and the board to expand the brand’s impact globally within the clean, sustainable beauty space and beyond.”