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03/11/2021

Maesa adds former Shiseido Americas CEO to board

Marc Rey joins the beauty brand incubator with more than 30 years of experience in the industry, including with brand innovations, mergers and acquisitions, and digitalization.
David Salazar
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Marc Rey, former CEO and chief growth officer of Shiseido Americas, has joined the board of global beauty brand incubator Maesa. Rey joins as an independent, non-executive director effective this month. 

“I am glad to welcome Marc to Maesa,” said Gianni Pieraccioni, CEO of Maesa. 
 His wealth of expertise will be a great asset to us, and I look forward to his expert advice to take Maesa into its next stage of growth as a global beauty supplier and incubator.”

Marc REY wearing a suit and tie smiling and looking at the camera

Rey brings to the board roughly 30 years of experience in digitalization and internationalization, as well as innovation and mergers and acquisitions. During his tenure at the helm of Shiseido Americas, the company was ranked the region’s No. 3 premium beauty player, with such brands as Nars, BareMinerals and Drunk Elephant. Prior to Shiseido, Rey was senior vice president of Coty North America and president of IDC at L’Oréal USA. 

“We are very pleased that Marc has joined us,” said Julien Saada, Maesa founder and chairman. Marc has worked with some of the most well-known global consumer brands throughout his career, and his knowledge will be key as we continue to evolve Maesa’s strategy and vision.”

Maesa’s focus is designing and manufacturing exclusive brands and private labels for mass, drug and specialty retailers. The company handles branding, marketing and product development, as well as production, operations marketing and replenishment for the brands it develops.