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Coty gets two new Country Managers on board

by Arun Shirishkar

Coty Inc. announced two key executive leadership changes in India to support its ongoing transformation and future growth in the country.

One of the world’s largest beauty companies, Coty Inc. recently appointed Sanjay Sharma as Country Manager of Coty Consumer Beauty for India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. With over 20 years of experience in the FMCG and Beauty industry, he is responsible to envision and drive the Consumer Beauty division in his new role. Manish Bhagat has been appointed as Country Manager of Coty Professionals Beauty for India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and Bangladesh. He will assume leadership for the formulation and implementation of the strategic vision for Coty’s professional beauty division in India and the sub-continent.

Sanjay is an expert with immense knowledge across sales, trade marketing, channel strategy, account management, shopper marketing, P&L management and capability building. Prior to joining Coty, Sanjay spearheaded a talented team as the National Key Account Leader at Procter & Gamble, wherein he delivered consecutive years of highest ever growth, helping India to be the fastest growing country in the P&G Salon Professional division. He ventured into the retail industry with Gillette India Limited in early 2000s, following which he showcased his excellence at Procter & Gamble foraying into the dynamic sector of beauty in India.

An XLRI and IIT (Kharagpur) alma-mater, Manish began his career at Procter & Gamble India where he spent nine years and rose from Key Account Manager to Commercial Operations Leader. He was responsible for leading the brand management, category development and penetration activities for Wella Professionals in India. Manish was the Director of Sales and Education for the Indian Sub-Continent. Manish, in his role as Country Manager, will work towards growth for Coty’s professional beauty brands.
Sanjay and Manish will now take on the leadership roles to enhance the brand’s reportage in the country. These changes have been announced post the retirement of P K Hariharan as General Manager of Coty India Consumer and Professional Beauty last November.

This year, Coty also celebrated the opening of their new 40,000 square foot warehouse located on the out skirts of Mumbai in Bhiwandi. The new central distribution center is designed using sustainable design features for energy and space savings and utilises state of the art warehouse management system and picking technology. It is an important pillar of the growth plans in the world’s fastest growing major economy, which will cater to the Consumer and Professional Division of Coty.

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