Coty has appointed a new Global VP Customer Planning and Investments. Nigel Stokes joins Coty from Reckitt Benckiser to head its global trade spend and investments as well as customer management across all three divisions, according to a report published by Drug Store News.

Nigel is a highly respected leader in commercial strategy and trade marketing,” commented CEO Camillo Pane. “His global experience and transformation management expertise will be invaluable in executing our business strategy and driving the ongoing success of our brands with our key trading partners around the world.”

“It’s an extremely exciting time to be joining Coty,” said Stokes. “I look forward to playing my role in this talented and passionate team, and to being part of the next chapter of the company’s growth and history.”