As part of Coty’s ongoing turnaround plan, the New York-based global beauty company announced the appointment of Kristin Blazewicz as chief legal officer, general counsel, secretary of the board of directors and member of Coty’s executive committee. She joins Coty from Keurig Dr Pepper where she was vice president and assistant general counsel.
Blazewicz succeeds Greer McMullen, who decided to leave the company, according to the company’s news release. McMullen became Coty’s top lawyer in October 2016 following Coty’s $12.5 billion acquisition of Procter & Gamble’s beauty business.
In her new role, Blazewicz will be responsible for overseeing the company’s legal affairs worldwide and supporting Coty’s transformation into a healthier business from a legal perspective, the company stated. She joins the company on March 15 and will report to Coty CEO Pierre Laubies.
“Kristin’s deep expertise in legal affairs and track record of success will be a great addition to the Coty Executive Committee, and we are looking forward to having her on board soon,” said Laubies in a statement.
Prior to joining Coty, Blazewicz spent seven years at Keurig Dr Pepper where she progressed through the legal department to her current role. She began her career as a corporate associate at the law firm Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in San Francisco and Los Angeles.
Coty announced in July that it was undertaking a turnaround plan as it was taking a $3 billion writedown on P&G brands that it acquired three years ago. The turnaround plan focuses on reviving sales, growth and positioning the company to better compete with rivals. Coty also recently finalized a $600 million strategic partnership with reality star Kylie Jenner to continue to expand her Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin brands into a global beauty business.