Personal Care Products Council Announces New Board Chair and Officers

Barbara Menarguez, General Manager of Fragrance and Beauty, CHANEL, Assumes New Position March 2023

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) announced today the election of its new Board of Directors Chair Barbara Menarguez, general manager of fragrance and beauty, CHANEL. Menarguez has built a dynamic career in the beauty industry and currently oversees CHANEL’s marketing, sales, education and sales planning.

“Barbara’s impressive accomplishments and strong leadership will serve our membership well as we continue to advance our industry’s determination for a more beautiful and sustainable world,” said Lezlee Westine, PCPC president and CEO. “I look forward to working more closely with her as we continue to strengthen our commitment to our members and our consumers.”

Barbara Menarguez, general manager of Fragrance and Beauty, CHANEL

Menarguez has been with CHANEL for more than 25 years, serving as the company’s senior vice president and chief financial officer for eight of those years. She is widely recognized for her thoughtful leadership.

“PCPC is the voice for the industry whose products touch the lives of nearly every American household each day,” said Menarguez. “Families rely on our products to enhance their well-being and quality of life. I’m honored to help lead PCPC as we continue to educate policy makers, legislators, regulators, the media and, most importantly, our consumers about our innovative industry and our commitment to sound science.”

Joining Menarguez on PCPC’s Board of Directors are the following newly elected officers:

Vice Chairs: 
Esi Eggleston Bracey; president Unilever USA, CEO North America Personal Care; Unilever
David Greenberg; CEO L’Oréal USA and president, North America Zone; L’Oréal
Chris Heiert, senior vice president the Specialty Beauty Group, Procter & Gamble
Mark Loomis, president North America, The Estée Lauder Companies

Maria “Duda” Kertész; president, U.S. Skin Health & Beauty; Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health

Deborah Gibbins, chief operating officer and chief financial officer, Mary Kay

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Founded in 1894, the Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) is the voice and advocate for 600 member companies representing the $529.3 billion global cosmetics and personal care products industry. PCPC’s members represent approximately 90% of the U.S. beauty industry and are some of the most beloved and trusted brands in beauty and personal care today. As the manufacturers, distributors and suppliers of a diverse range of products millions of consumers rely on every day – from sunscreens, toothpaste and shampoo to moisturizer, makeup and fragrance – PCPC’s member companies are global leaders committed to product safety, quality and innovation.

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