Coty has promoted EVP Americas, Andrew Stanleick, to Chief Executive Officer for the beauty business created by Kylie Jenner. Andrew Stanleick will also manage Kim Kardashian West’s business. Andrew’s focus for both brands will be on driving global expansion and entry into new beauty categories. Both businesses are part of Coty’s prestige brand portfolio. Andrew, who is based in New York City, will assume these new global responsibilities in addition to his current role as Coty EVP Americas.
Kris Jenner, who held the role of interim CEO, will remain closely involved in the strategic partnerships between Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin, KKW Beauty and Coty as a Board member, along with the day to day responsibilities she has held alongside Kylie since the launch of the brand in 2015.
In a statement, Coty CEO Sue Y. Nabi said, “This is a great opportunity for Andrew and Coty to fully leverage our global knowledge and capabilities in R&D, manufacturing, distribution, commercial and go-to-market expertise. Combine this with our deep understanding of the fragrances, cosmetics and skincare categories and you have a recipe for success.”
Future plans for Kylie’s beauty business, Andrew said in a statement, include a refreshed cosmetics product assortment, an omnichannel approach, and a best-in-class DTC website and platform, “which will finally allow consumers to seamlessly shop the full assortment of her cosmetics and skin care products.”
Andrew joined Coty in September 2017, following nearly five years at the U.S. luxury brand Coach, where he served as President & CEO for Coach Europe. Prior to Coach, Andrew worked at L’Oréal from 2000 to 2013 across a range of leadership roles in Europe, Russia and Asia. He began his career at Unilever, working in brand management and sales.