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SymphonyIRI Group names president of Americas

BY Michael Johnsen

CHICAGO — SymphonyIRI Group on Friday named Piyush Chaudhari president of the Americas. Chaudhari will report directly to Andrew Appel, SymphonyIRI’s president and CEO.

“With more than two decades of experience in client service, global operations and technology, Piyush is an excellent fit to elevate our strategic offerings with the goal of helping clients take maximum advantage of today’s market opportunities,” Appel said. “His proven track record as a business builder embodies SymphonyIRI’s core values of collaboration, client focus and client commitment.”

Chaudhari, who joined SymphonyIRI in 2012 as EVP strategy, will now take on responsibility for client insights, client service and pre-sales. Additionally, he will have responsibility for select, multinational and global clients. Chaudhari will focus on bringing SymphonyIRI’s strategy to life with clients, ensuring seamless integration of SymphonyIRI’s unique portfolio of assets and services to help clients achieve fundamentally enhanced performance and growth through new capabilities.

Before joining SymphonyIRI, Chaudhari was a member of Aon Hewitt’s executive committee and helped set the firm’s direction and areas of priority. During his six years with Aon, he held many roles, including leading various regional businesses, such as Canada, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He also held global roles, including guiding Aon Hewitt’s global consulting businesses and thought leaders, and acting as COO for the consulting business. His primary area of client responsibility focused on multinational clients.

Prior to Aon Hewitt, Chaudhari served with McKinsey and Co., where he concentrated on technology and technology strategy. Trained as an engineer with multiple U.S. patents, Chaudhari also worked for many years at Motorola and IBM in product development and support before moving into consulting.

Chaudhari holds a master’s degree in business administration from Kellogg Graduate School of Management and master’s and bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He is a board member of Metropolitan Family Services and Chicago Media Board and a member of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.


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Peter Lamas unveils new skin care collection

BY Antoinette Alexander

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — Makeup and beauty expert Peter Lamas, the founder of Peter Lamas Products, in February is launching a skin care collection that promises to minimize the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and scars.


The line combines natural ingredients with advanced technology to reveal resilient, luminous skin, according to the company.

"I am very excited about the launch of our new skincare line. My team and I worked hard to create products that are highly-effective and unique in anti-aging skin care, without the use of harsh chemicals," stated Lamas. "The Peter Lamas Skincare Collection focuses on the use of apple and grape stem cells, Photosomes, Stay-C 50 (a highly effective and stable form of vitamin C) and other cutting-edge anti-aging ingredients to help turn back the clock and help maintain healthy, beautiful skin."

Lamas recently attended the launch of Walgreens’ 8,000th flagship store in Los Angeles at the iconic corner of Sunset and Vine. Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson, pop singer Fergie, actor Quinton Aaron, entertainer Mark McGrath and football legend Terry Bradshaw were all in attendance.

"Walgreen’s new Hollywood location looks beautiful and provides consumers with a really unique shopping experience," stated Lamas. "With our products in Duane Reade stores, I am truly proud to be part of the Walgreens family."

Peter Lamas products are available nationwide at Fred Segal, Whole Foods, Duane Reade, Pharmaca and other specialty beauty stores nationwide.


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Reports: Actress Jennifer Aniston to be new face of Aveeno

BY Antoinette Alexander

NEW YORK — Actress Jennifer Aniston has reportedly been named the new face of Aveeno skin care products, according to published reports.

Aniston is expected to appear in ad campaigns later this year.

“Jennifer’s holistic approach to life and her natural beauty are such a perfect match for Aveeno,” the brand was quoted as stating in published reports. “We are pleased to welcome Jennifer to the Aveeno family.”


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