KOSÉ Corporation, Japan’s leading cosmetics company, has appointed Chinae Kim as Vice President, KOSÉ America. Hanold Associates’ Lisa Yae, Val Lopez and Katrina Maione led the New York City-based search.
As Vice President, KOSÉ America, Chinae will support KOSÉ’s expansion of operations in North America, leading marketing and sales efforts in this region for brands which include DECORTÉ, Sekkisei and Addiction Tokyo. In this role, Chinae will report directly to Takayuki Morimatsu and lead a team of nine. Prior to joining KOSÉ, Chinae served as the Head of Brand, Senior Marketing Director of Sulwhasoo at Amorepacific US Inc.
Headquartered in Tokyo with 13,179 employees, KOSÉ has over 800 registered patents and a portfolio of 37 brands that sell to multiple channels across Asia, including department stores, specialty stores, drug stores and direct to consumer. With 2022 revenues of more than ¥289 billion Japanese Yen (~$2.06B USD), the company is listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (4922) and has a market cap of more than ¥827 billion yen (~$5.89B USD). The company operates in the United States and Canada under the name KOSÉ America with its headquarters in New York City and a significant presence in Los Angeles.
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