THE WHAT? Wella has announced the appointment of three C-suite executives to its leadership team. Virginie Costa joins as Global Chief Financial Officer, Gretchen Koback Pursel has been named Global Chief People Officer and Hugh Dineen will take up the role of President of Global Brands and Global Chief Marketing Officer, all effective immediately.
THE DETAILS Costa has more than 25 years of financial management experience to her name including stints as Chief Financial and Operations Officer for Burberry Americas and CFO and COO of Hermes in France and Americas. Most recently she served as CFO at Godiva.
Pursel joins from Tiffany &Co, where she was Chief Human Resources Officer and is charged with leading Wella’s efforts to be an industry leader in diversity, equity and inclusion.
Dineen, meanwhile, has held senior roles at both Avon and Johnson & Johnson and until recently headed up the marketing team at MetLife as CMO.
THE WHY? Annie Young-Scrivner, CEO of Wella Company, noted, “As we pursue our goal of unlocking the full potential of our brands and our business, we are focused on building upon our strong foundation of sustainable growth, and are pleased to welcome Virginie, Gretchen and Hugh to the Leadership Team. Their combined experience across global public companies and their consumer, digital and broadbased business transformation expertise will be invaluable to our organization. The diverse perspectives and capabilities they bring to the company will be instrumental to guiding Wella Company’s next phase of growth.”