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It is the duty of the Board of Directors to serve as a prudent fiduciary for shareholders and to oversee the management of the Company's business. Our Board of directors is presently composed of nine directors. Directors are elected by the stockholders at the annual meeting of stockholders.

Board of Directors

Peter Harf, Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer

Peter Harf is Managing Partner and Chairman of JAB and Managing Director of Lucresca and Agnaten, both privately-owned holding companies. He serves as Director of Keurig Dr. Pepper, Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Panera Bread Company, Pret A Manger, Caribou Coffee Company/Einstein Noah, Krispy Kreme and Compassion First. He is co-founder and Executive Chairman of Delete Blood Cancer DKMS. Previously, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Coty Inc., Deputy Chairman of Reckitt Benckiser and Chairman of Anheuser-Busch InBev.

Sabine Chalmers, Director

Sabine brings to the Board 25 years of senior management experience in international consumer goods and an extensive track record in M&A. Sabine served as Chief Legal & Corporate Affairs Officer, Company Secretary and a member of the Executive Board of Management of Anheuser-Busch InBev since 2005. In this role, she led the global legal, regulatory, communications and CSR functions during the successful growth of the organization to one of the world’s top consumer products companies. During her tenure, she was also closely involved in three of the world’s largest and most complex cross-border M&A transactions.

Sabine began her career in commercial private practice and later moved to Diageo plc., where she held positions as General Counsel of the US, International Markets and Latin American businesses. She currently serves on several professional councils and not-for-profit boards. A US citizen of German and Indian origin, Sabine has lived and worked in Asia (India, Philippines), Europe (UK, Belgium) and the United States.

Olivier Goudet, Director

Olivier Goudet is currently Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of JAB. He serves as Chairman of the Board of Jacobs Douwe Egberts, Peet’s Coffee & Tea, Panera Bread Company, Pret A Manger and Krispy Kreme. He is also a Director of Keurig Dr. Pepper, Caribou Coffee Company / Einstein Noah, Espresso House and Compassion First. Previously, he served as Chairman of the Board of Anheuser-Busch InBev. He is the former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Mars, Inc. and served as an independent advisor to the Mars, Inc. Board of Directors. Mr. Goudet began his career at Mars, Inc., serving on the finance team of its French business and held several senior executive positions at the VALEO Group, including Group Finance Director.

Erhard Schoewel, Director

Erhard Schoewel joined the Board of Directors of Coty Inc. in 2006 and serves as Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee. From 1999 to 2006, he was Executive Vice President responsible for Europe at Reckitt Benckiser PLC. From 1979 to 1999 he held positions of increasing responsibilities at Benckiser. Prior to that, he worked for PWA Waldhof. In 2012, Mr. Schoewel was elected to the Supervisory Board of the Jahr Holding GmbH & Co. KG in Hamburg, Germany. He was Chairman of Birdseye Iglo Ltd London and a director of Phorms SE Berlin. Mr. Schoewel received a Diplom-Kaufmann degree from University of Pforzheim.

Robert Singer, Director, Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee, Lead Independent Director

Robert Singer joined the Board of Directors of Coty Inc. in 2010, and serves as Chair of the Audit and Finance Committee. From 2006 to 2009 he served as Chief Executive Officer of Barilla Holding S.p.A., an Italian food company, and before that he served as the President and Chief Operating Officer of Abercrombie and Fitch Co. from May 2004 until August 2005. He served as Chief Financial Officer of Gucci Group N.V. from 1995 to 2004. Mr. Singer started his career at Coopers & Lybrand in 1977. Mr. Singer also serves as a director of Gianni Versace S.p.A. and a director and member of the audit committee of Mead Johnson Nutrition. He also serves as a director and chair of the audit committees of Tiffany & Co. and Jimmy Choo PLC. Mr. Singer has served as a senior advisor to CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC since 2011. He received a Bachelor of Arts Humanities degree from Johns Hopkins University, a Master of Arts degree in Comparative Literature from University of California, Irvine and graduated from New York University with a Master of Science in Accounting.

Paul S. Michaels, Director

Paul S. Michaels joined the Board of Directors of Coty Inc. in June 2015. Prior to joining Coty Inc., Paul S. Michaels served as the President of Mars, Incorporated, parent company of William Wrigley Jr. Co., from January 2004 to January 2015. Mr. Michaels began his career at The Procter & Gamble Company and later moved to Johnson & Johnson, where he spent 15 years building many of the company’s flagship brands. Mr. Michaels holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame.

Joachim Creus, Director

Joachim Creus is currently a Partner, General Counsel, and Head of Tax at JAB, positions he has held since 2010. He has also held various other executive officer roles at several JAB Holding entities. Previously, he held various legal- and tax-related positions. Mr. Creus holds several degrees from KU Leuven and an LL.M. in international tax law from Vienna University of Economics and Business.

Beatrice Ballini, Director, Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee

Beatrice Ballini joined the Board in September 2019. Ms. Ballini is a senior member of the Retail Practice at Russell Reynolds Associates, a global leadership advisory and search firm, where she leads Family Business Services and is a Steering Committee Member of the Board and CEO Advisory group. Ms. Ballini was a member of the Executive Committee between 2014 and 2017. Prior to joining Russell Reynolds Associates 21 years ago, Ms. Ballini was the Chief Executive Officer of a prominent men’s clothing manufacturer in Milan where she assisted with the company’s strategic growth. Prior to that, she was a Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co. M&A Department in New York and a Manager at Bain & Co. in Boston after starting her career at Bain London l. Ms. Ballini has also taught in the Master in Marketing program at Sciences Politiques in Paris. She is a member of the Europe an and Middle Eastern Executive Board of MIT/Sloan. She holds a laurea degree in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic of Milan, a Master of Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

Isabelle Parize, Director

Isabelle Parize joined our Board in February 2020. Ms. Parize has been serving as chief executive officer at DELSEY Paris, a French luggage and travel accessories company, since September 2018. Prior to that, she was chief executive officer of Douglas Holding SA., a German fragrance and cosmetics retail company, until March 2018 and served as chief executive officer at Nocibe, a French fragrance and cosmetics retail company, from 2011 to 2016. Ms. Parize is a member of the board of directors and the audit committee of Pandora Group, a Danish jewelry company, and of Air France-KLM S.A., an airline company, both are publicly listed outside of the United States. Ms. Parize is a MBA graduate from Ecole Superieure de Commerce de Paris.

Justine Tan, Director

Justine Tan joined our Board in February 2020. Ms. Tan has been serving as a Partner of JAB Holding Company S.à r.l. since 2020. Prior to that, Ms. Tan served as a founding member of Temasek’s operations in the United States since 2013, and as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs from 2005 to 2012. Ms. Tan graduated from the University of Chicago and is a CFA Charterholder.

Johannes Huth, Director

Johannes P. Huth joined our Board in May 2020. Mr. Huth is a Partner of KKR, an investment firm, and Head of KKR's operations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He joined KKR in May 1999 and is also a member of KKR's Management Committee and several of its Investment Committees. Prior to joining KKR, Mr. Huth was a member of the Management Committee of Investcorp and jointly responsible for Investcorp's operations in Europe. From 1986 to 1991, he worked at Salomon Brothers, where he was a Vice President in the Mergers and Acquisitions departments in London and New York.

Mr. Huth is currently Chairman of Hensoldt Holding GmbH, an aerospace company based in Germany, and Vice Chairman and a member of the Boards of SoftwareOne Holdings AG, a technology services company based in Switzerland, and Axel Springer SE, a digital publishing company based in Germany. He is Tresorier and a member of the Conseil d'Administration of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris; Vice-Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Design Museum, trustee of the Staedel Museum in Frankfurt, Member of Council and Audit Committee, LSE, and a member of the Global Advisory Board of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He is a Visiting Fellow of Oxford University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

Mr. Huth earned a BSc with Highest Honors from the London School of Economics and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

Nancy Ford, Director

Nancy Ford joined KKR in 2017 as a Managing Director in the Consumer Retail group within KKR’s Americas Private Equity platform. She is based in Menlo Park. She currently sits on the board of directors of Upfield, Nature's Bounty, Channel Control Merchants, Gibson Brands and Heartland Dental. Prior to KKR, Ms. Ford spent fourteen years at FFL Partners, where she was actively involved in many of the firm’s investments, with a particular focus on consumer products. Previously, Ms. Ford worked for two years at Thomas H. Lee Partners, a Boston-based PE firm, and as an analyst in the investment banking division at Goldman Sachs.

Ms. Ford graduated with a B.S. in Economics, summa cum laude, from Duke University. She also holds an M.B.A. from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.

Ms. Ford currently serves as a board member of The Fit Kids Foundation.