Sephora North America Names Artemis Patrick as President, CEO Jean-André Rougeot to Retire

The French magnificence retailer introduced Thursday that Jean-André Rougeot, Sephora North America’s chief government and president, will retire in April 2024. World chief merchandising officer Artemis Patrick will take the helm as president starting Oct. 2. She would be the first girl to steer Sephora’s North American enterprise.

In her new function, Patrick will oversee the retailer’s shops, e-commerce, advertising, tech and provide chain divisions. Following Rougeot’s retirement, Patrick will assume the place of president and CEO, with all government features, together with Sephora Canada, beneath her purview.

“Her unrivalled retail, model, magnificence and client experience, each in North America and globally, collectively along with her exceptional management and in-depth information of Sephora, will likely be instrumental in main one in all our most profitable companies,” Guillaume Motte, Sephora’s president and chief government stated in a press release to The Enterprise of Magnificence.

Patrick has been with Sephora for 17 years and performed a significant function in key initiatives equivalent to Sephora’s signing of the 15 % Pledge and the retailer’s shop-in-shop partnership with Kohl’s. She’s additionally led product initiatives, equivalent to rising extra numerous and inclusive basis shades and providing a broader textured hair assortment.

Priya Venkatesh, present senior vp of worldwide merchandising, will succeed Patrick as world chief merchandising officer. The retailer’s Latin American division, which at the moment experiences to Rougeot, will start reporting to Alexis Rollier, Sephora’s world chief working officer, starting Jan. 1 of subsequent yr.