JAFRA Cosmetics International Strengthens Leadership Team

The Earth Times:

JAFRA COSMETICS INTERNATIONAL, Inc. (JAFRA), today announced two key personnel appointments designed to strengthen its U.S. division and worldwide brand integrity.

Scottish-born Janice Jackson is named Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer, JAFRA Worldwide. In her new position, Jackson is responsible for developing targeted market, brand, product and communications strategies for the company worldwide, which currently includes an international network of 500,000 independent beauty consultants in 24 countries. Jackson also is directly responsible for leadership of the Worldwide Marketing and Research and Development teams and will provide guidance to local marketing teams in the U.S., Mexico, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, Russia, and future markets. In addition to developing a strong corporate brand integrity, and product portfolio, Jackson is also responsible for corporate strategic planning. Her appointment was effective June 16, 2008

Connie Tang is named President, JAFRA USA. Connie is responsible for developing dynamic strategies, initiatives and objectives to create market growth in the U.S. General market and the U.S. Hispanic market segments. Additionally, Connie will lead a team of approximately 250 employees and support 80,000 independent consultants in the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic. Her appointment was effective July 7, 2008.

Jackson and Tang, both members of JAFRA’s Management Board, also are charged with reinvigorating JAFRA’s flexible selling model.

“The addition of Janice and Connie to our team, and their years of experience and enthusiasm for the cosmetics and direct sales industries, will infuse JAFRA with a new level of dynamic and innovative leadership,” says Walter Muyres, Member of the Vorwerk Executive Board, Vorwerk & Co. KG, JAFRA’s German-based parent company. “We’re proud to have them onboard and know they are wholly committed to JAFRA and to improving and enriching the lives of women through advancing the JAFRA opportunity.”

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