LVMH has announced the appointment of Martin Brok as President and CEO of Sephora. From 2016 until recently, Mr Brok has been the President of Europe, the Middle East and Africa for Starbucks Corporation.
Mr. Brok will take the role from Chris de la Puente on September 14th. De la Puente will remain a member of the LVMH Executive Committee and will take on additional responsibilities at a later date.
The appointment of Martin Brok marks a new era for the company as a period of transformation begins for the beauty retail industry, in particular with the rise of online sales.
Brok, 53, started his career 12 years ago at The Coca-Cola Company a an account executive, after which he held various senior leadership positions at Burger King for seven years.
In 2007, he joined Nike , where he progressed through general management roles to global COO of Direct to Consumer and VP of Global Product and Merchandise Operations and Analytics.
Brok has a big role to fill as sales have tripled under the leadership of Chris de la Puente for Sephora.
Bernard Arnault, Chairman and CEO of the LVMH Group, praised the work accomplished by Mr. de la Puente, a former Procter & Gamble executive, “for transforming Sephora over the last decade to be one of the world’s most successful retail brands with a unique culture and a formidably strong organization.”