Former Shiseido SVP joins Coty as Chief Scientific Officer

Former Shiseido SVP joins Coty as Chief Scientific Officer

THE WHAT? Coty has announced the appointment of Dr Shimei Fan as Chief Scientific Officer. Fan joins the US beauty behemoth from Shisiedo where she was Senior Vice President of the Americas Innovation Center.

THE DETAILS In this new role, Fan will head up the 500-strong R&D team and lead on sustainability. Her appointment is effective January 3, 2022.

THE WHY? Sue Y. Nabi, CEO of Coty, commented, “We could not be more thrilled to welcome Shimei, an innovative beauty scientist and seasoned R&D leader with a 30-year track record of delivering highly innovative, sustainable and clean consumer products for the world’s leading beauty companies.

“Coty is leading the field of “Clean Beauty That Works”, and with Shimei as Chief Scientific Officer leading on sustainability, we are demonstrating our belief that sustainability is the ultimate driver of beauty innovation and central to Coty’s continued success. Shimei shares this vision, and we are excited to add her talents and expertise to the company’s senior leadership.”