NEW YORK — Coty Inc. has appointed Catia Cesari as SVP business development, mergers and acquisitions, effective Feb. 1. Cesari will join Coty's Executive Committee and will report jointly to CEO Michele Scannavini and CFO Patrice de Talhouët.
Cesari brings 20 years of experience in M&A to Coty. In her previous role as chief mergers and acquisitions and human capital officer at Labelux Group, Cesari oversaw the acquisitions and restructuring of such fashion brands as Jimmy Choo, Bally, and Belstaff. Prior to that, at Gucci Group, Cesari was instrumental in the acquisition of global brands such as Bottega Veneta and Boucheron. She started her career with KPMG, an audit, tax, and advisory firm, before embarking on a decade at General Electric, where she held various positions, including director, corporate mergers and acquisitions, Europe.
"I'm pleased to welcome Catia to Coty. Her deep expertise and successful track record in scouting and executing highly strategic deals will be a strong asset in supporting Coty's long term strategy," stated Scannavini.