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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 eleven directors. Directors are elected by the stockholders at the annual meeting of stockholders.

Board of Directors

Peter Harf, Chairman of the Board

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.

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.

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.

Joachim Creus, Managing Partner, Vice Chairman

Mr Creus joined JAB in 2010 and has played a critical role in building it into a global investment firm. He has been at the center of JAB’s major investments and expansion initiatives, including all of its platform acquisitions and the creation of JAB Consumer Partners. A lawyer by training, he has 20+ years of experience in M&A, complex cross-border legal and tax matters, and equity and debt financing. Mr Creus serves as a Director on the Board of many JAB companies, including JDE Peet’s and Coty. Prior to joining JAB, he held senior legal & tax positions at Siemens, Rödl & Partner and Tiberghien Lawyers.

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.

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 several of KKR’s 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 the Supervisory Board of Hensoldt AG, an aerospace company based in Germany, and a member of the Supervisory Board of Axel Springer SE, a digital publishing company based in Germany. He is President of the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris; Emeritus Trustee of the Design Museum in London, Trustee of the Staedel Museum in Frankfurt, Member of Council and Chairman of the Audit Committee for the London School of Economics as well as a member of the Global Advisory Board of the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Additionally, he is a visiting fellow to Oxford University and a fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts.

Sue Nabi , Director

Sue is a beauty entrepreneur and innovator. Prior to joining Coty, she founded and ran the new-age luxury skincare line Orveda. During her 20 years with L’Oréal, she presided over such iconic brands as L’Oréal Paris and Lancôme. Sue holds an Advanced Master’s Degree in Marketing Management from Paris Business School ESSEC, and is an Agronomist and Environmental Engineer by training.

Anna Adeola Makanju joined the Board in December 2020. Ms. Makanju is a renowned expert in global policy who brings over 15 years of experience across U.S. government and leading private sector companies. Ms. Makanju is the Head of Public Policy at OpenAI, a leading AI research and deployment company. Ms. Makanju leads the company's work with policymakers around the world to advance OpenAI's mission to ensure that artificial general intelligence benefits humanity. She is also a visiting lecturer at Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. Ms. Makanju served as a Special Adviser for Europe and Eurasia to then-Vice President, now President Joseph R. Biden, focusing on policy and engagement strategies with 51 countries, including Russia and Turkey. She has also served as a Senior Adviser to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations and as Director for Russia on the U.S. National Security Council. As an attorney, Ms. Makanju practiced international law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP and international criminal tribunals in the Hague. Ms. Makanju received her B.A. from Western Washington University and holds a J.D. with Pro Bono Distinction from Stanford Law School.

Mariasun Aramburuzabala Larregui joined the Board in December 2020. Ms. Aramburuzabala is President of the Board & CEO of Tresalia Capital, a leading global investor with investments and transactional experience throughout Latin America, Asia, Europe and the U.S. Tresalia has a particular expertise in consumer goods companies, with an investment portfolio including Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI), Tory Burch, Kio Networks, Casper, Multiplan, Kraft-Heinz, Aliat, and Medistik, as well as early-stage investments like Kavak, Kovi, Editas, Minu, Miroculus, and GAIA. Ms. Aramburuzabala also serves as a Board Director for several global corporations and institutions, including Anheuser-Busch InBev (ABI) and Grupo Modelo. She is one of Latin America’s most prominent business leaders and her achievements have been recognized by multiple institutions. Ms. Aramburuzabala graduated from Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México.

Lubomira Rochet, Director

Lubomira Rochet joined our Board of Directors in January 2023. Ms. Rochet is a Partner at JAB Holding Company. Previously, she served as Chief Digital Officer and member of the Executive Committee at L’Oréal for seven years (2014-2021), where she was responsible for transforming the cosmetics company to a “digital-first” business across 35 international beauty brands and 120 markets. Before joining L’Oréal, Ms. Rochet also served in management positions at CapGemini and Microsoft. In 2010, she became Deputy CEO of Valtech, a leading digital marketing agency, where she worked across a variety of sectors, including luxury, fashion and FMCG, to accelerate their digital, data and tech transformation.