Nivea maker shuffles management team

WILTON, Conn. Beiersdorf, whose brands include Nivea, Eucerin, Aquaphor and La Prairie, has announced several changes to its management team, including the promotion of Iain Holding to the global role of corporate VP global sales strategy. All of the announcements will be effective in October.

Holding currently serves as president of Beiersdorf North America. The position of corporate VP global sales strategy is based at the company's global headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. Holding has been part of Beiersdorf for more than 20 years. He has worked for affiliates in Germany, Belgium, Canada and the Netherlands before taking charge of Beiersdorf's North American operations in 2006. Since then he has led the redesign of the North American affiliate's business strategy and a refocusing on the group's core business, as well as the development of the Nivea, Eucerin and Aquaphor brands, which has resulted in solid double-digit growth during the last four years.

Robert Taylor-Hughes, currently managing director of Beiersdorf, Middle East, North Africa and West Asia, will succeed Holding as president of Beiersdorf North America. Taylor-Hughes has worked in various marketing and management positions within the consumer packaged goods industry for the past 20 years. He joined Beiersdorf in 2001 as marketing director, business development Cosmed. Most recently, leading the company's affiliate in the Middle East, he has been responsible for steering the Beiersdorf brands across 17 multinational countries within the region.


Magnus Jonsson, currently director of marketing for Nivea for Men and Consumer Insights, has been promoted to VP marketing for Beiersdorf Inc., which includes oversight of the Nivea, Nivea for Men, Nivea lip care, Nivea body wash, Eucerin and Aquaphor brands. He replaces Nicolas Maurer who recently was promoted to corporate VP global skin care.



Jonsson joined Beiersdorf US in 2004. He has held several positions within the Nivea brand group of increasing responsibility, including product manager, Nivea Visage; marketing manager, Nivea Body; marketing director, Nivea; and, most recently, since November 2009 he served in the newly created position of marketing director, Nivea for Men and Consumer Intelligence.


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