Unilever is cutting back on senior marketing personnel, axing the Chief Marketing Officer role in local markets, according to a report published by Ad News, in favour of global marketing chiefs for each of its three business units.

Coty has announced that Esi Eggleston Bracey has given notice of her intention to leave her position of President, Coty Consumer Beauty ‘for personal reasons’. Bracey will remain at Coty for a transition period until the end of the month.

Givaudan has appointed Calice Becker Director of its Perfumery School, which celebrated its 70th anniversary last year.

Evonik Chairman Klaus Engel is to step down early, according to a statement released by the company this week. He will be replaced by current Chief Strategic Officer and Deputy Chairman Christian Kullmann in May.

The Managing Director of Unilever Ghana, Maidie Arkutu has been promoted to Vice President of Francophone Africa for the Anglo-Dutch FMCG group.

New Avon’s latest hire, Tom Conophy, who joined the company as CIO from Staples in September, has quit after just six weeks in the role, according to a report published by The Wall Street Journal.

Henkel UK has appointed Carole Scott Head of Corporate Communications for the UK, Ireland and Nordic region, according to a report published by Gorkana.

Natura’s board has accepted the resignation of CEO Roberto Oliveira de Lima, according to a report published by Reuters.

Shiseido Americas has announced the appointment of Deanna Johnston as Chief Information Officer, effective tomorrow.

Kering has appointed Carlo Alberto Beretta to the newly created position of Chief Client & Marketing Officer, effective today. Beretta will report directly to Chairman and CEO Francois-Henri Pinault and will remain a member of Kering’s executive committee.

Inolex has announced the opening of its new commercial office and warehouse in Sao Paolo. The Brazilian HQ will be led by Cristina Saiani, who has been appointed Country Manager, effective immediately.

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