Sanofi head’s duties expand

ClientsJacques Reiss, president of fragrance and cosmetic distributor Sanofi Beaute, Canada, has been appointed executive vice-president of the company's head office operations in New York.In his new role, Reiss will remain president of Sanofi Beaute, Canada, and will assume responsibility for...

Clients

Jacques Reiss, president of fragrance and cosmetic distributor Sanofi Beaute, Canada, has been appointed executive vice-president of the company’s head office operations in New York.

In his new role, Reiss will remain president of Sanofi Beaute, Canada, and will assume responsibility for the direction, administration and co-ordination of all activities for Sanofi Beaute in the u.s.

Sanofi Beaute distributes such product lines as Oscar de la Renta, Van Cleef & Arpels and Perry Ellis. In the u.s., it also distributes Nina Ricci and Lalique Fragrances.

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