NOCIBÉ – Nicolas Debray to become new CEO. The French subsidiary of the DOUGLAS Group, NOCIBÉ, will have a new CEO, Nicolas Debray, as of 20 November. Nicolas Debray began his career in the beauty industry more than 25 years ago in France at L’Oréal Luxe and has since held various management positions for premium beauty brands and in beauty retail.
NOCIBÉ – Nicolas Debray to become new CEO
“With Nicolas Debray, NOCIBÉ gets a CEO with a long-lasting expertise in the beauty business and a general manager with experience in omnichannel retail, the marketing of premium beauty as well as strategic brand positioning”, said Sander van der Laan, CEO DOUGLAS Group. “Thus, we found the perfect person for the demanding French market. I wish Nicolas Debray and the whole NOCIBÉ team all the best for the future of this great company and outstanding brand, I am sure that they will continue the successful path.”
Most recently President Americas of The Body Shop
Nicolas Debray was most recently President Americas of The Body Shop, the cosmetics subsidiary of the Brazilian retail group Natura & Co. In this role, the 46-year-old Frenchman was responsible for the introduction of an omnichannel retail model in North and Latin America and for strengthening The Body Shop’s brand positioning, including a strong sustainability balance.
20 years with the French L’Oréal Group
Previously, Nicolas Debray spent more than 20 years with the French L’Oréal Group, including as Country Manager L’Oréal Luxe in Korea and Thailand and as New Brands General Manager for the Chinese market, where he led the expansion of top brands such as Kiehl’s, Biotherm and Helena Rubinstein. In the first phase of his career, Nicolas Debray worked as National Sales Manager, Marketing Manager and Finance Controller at L’Oréal Luxe in Paris.
ABOUT DOUGLAS – leading omnichannel provider for beauty
DOUGLAS is Europe’s leading omnichannel provider for beauty. We inspire our customers to live individual beauty with a unique offering in our online shops, partner programme and around 1,840 stores. The expansion of our successful omnichannel positioning is at the centre of our strategy, as part of which we are consistently developing the customer experience. In the 2021/22 financial year, DOUGLAS generated sales of 3.65 billion euros with a focus on fragrance, make-up, skincare, haircare, health and accessories.
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