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Coty Chairman Harf Takes Over As CEO; Firm Promises Improved Performance Accountability

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Marking Coty’s fourth CEO appointment in less than four years, current chairman Peter Harf will lead the firm’s newly created executive committee, which also includes Coty’s CFO and Gordon von Bretten, announced on 28 May as Coty’s first-ever chief transformation officer. Von Bretten joins Coty from investment firm KKR, which is buying Coty’s professional beauty and retail hair-care businesses.

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