Christopher de Lapuente will become global president and chief executive officer of Sephora on March 31, succeeding Jacques Lévy, who has opted to retire.
Prior to this, De Lapuente worked at Procter & Gamble starting in 1983. In 2004, de Lapuente was promoted to president of global haircare from the role of vice president, United Kingdom and Ireland. From 2007 to 2010, he held the position of group president for global haircare.
When Levy joined Sephora in 2003, it had about 400 European doors and 75 in the US. By December 31, 2010, Sephora counted 673 stores in Europe, with 34 net new openings during the year, and 276 doors in North America. Locations were inaugurated in cities such as Milan and Madrid, and Sephora’s Paris flagship on the Champs-Elysées was reorganized as part of a store renovation program.