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Report: Former Starbucks, Nike exec to lead Sephora

There’s a new person at the top at Sephora.

Martin Broc, who most recently served as Starbucks’ president of EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa), will take the reins as president and CEO of the global beauty giant on Sept. 14, reported WWD. He will succeed Chris de Lapuente, who has been in the position for 10 years and will remains a member of  the  executive committee of Sephora parent company LVMH and will take on additional responsibilities at the group, the report said.

Broc joined Starbucks in 2016 as senior VP of strategic partnerships, according to his LinkedIn page, and was appointed president of EMEA in July 2016. He left the company in April 2020.

Prior to Starbucks, Broc was with Nike for some eight years, including serving as VP global product and merchandising operations and analytics. He also spent seven years at Burger King where he held several leadership roles, including senior VP, franchising and strategic Development, EMEA, at Burger King. 

Sephora operates more than 2,600 stores around the globe, including more than 490 stores across the Americas. It also has more than 660 in-store locations inside J.C. Penney.

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