Christine Dagousset, the global open innovation officer of Chanel, has left the company, WWD has learned.
Dagousset, who could not be reached for comment, is a beauty industry veteran who joined the company in 1998 as senior vice president of global skin care, and quickly rose through the ranks. In 2014, she was named global president of the fragrances and beauty division, a position she held for four years before being named global long-term development officer. In that role, she developed and implemented long-term business initiatives and built innovation capabilities for Chanel, including minority investments. She sits on the boards of Olaplex and Evolved by Nature.
Neither Chanel nor Dagousset could be reached for comment.
Chanel landed at No. 8 on Beauty Inc’s most recent Top 100 list of the largest manufacturers in the beauty industry, with more than $7 billion in sales for 2022. Sales during calendar 2022 were propelled by fragrance and makeup, as well as the launch of N°1 de Chanel, a skin care-heavy lineup based on the camellia flower that contains 97 percent natural ingredients and features eco-designed packaging.
SOURCE: Women’s Wear Daily