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The Business of Beauty Global Forum: First Speakers Announced

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The Business of Fashion has announced the early speaker lineup for The Business of Beauty Global Forum. The inaugural annual gathering will bring together executives, entrepreneurs, and creatives from across the industry to reimagine the global beauty and wellness landscape.


From beauty brands like Hailey Bieber’s Rhode Skin, and Scarlett Johansson’s The Outset to emerging topics around the global beauty industry, it is more essential now than ever to ensure more people are enlightened about the industry. One such effort is The Business of Beauty Global Forum. The forum is organized by The Business of Fashion, a fashion publication recognized around the world for its authoritative, analytical point of view on the $2.5 trillion global fashion industry.


From May 30 to June 1 at Stanly Ranch in Napa Valley, California the panel will unlock the necessary essential learnings and collaboration to challenge conventional thinking, inspire innovation and reimagine the future of the global beauty industry. Similar to the BoF VOICES gathering that was held last month, the forum promises to be an insightful one for creatives who want to explore the world of the beauty business, or owners of existing beauty brands with the desire to upscale.

From the worlds of activism, business, entertainment, politics, finance, science, and of course, beauty and wellness, the stellar roster of experts will dissect the beauty industry and offer usable insights.

Confirmed Speakers Include:

Jean-André Rougeot - Chief Executive of Sephora Americas.

Falguni Nayar - Founder and Chief Executive of

Beauty and Lifestyle company Nykaa, the first Indian unicorn start-up headed by a woman.

Isamaya Ffrench - Trailblazing British makeup artist, Off-White Beauty Creative Director, and founder of her namesake brand, Isamaya.

Jane Lauder - Executive Vice President, Enterprise Marketing and Chief Data Officer, The Estée Lauder Companies.

Ben Gorham - Founder of Stockholm-based fragrance line Byredo, which was recently acquired by Spanish conglomerate Puig.

Holly Mitchell - Los Angeles County Supervisor, who drafted and sponsored the CROWN (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair) Act as a California State Senator.

Vasiliki Petrou - Executive Vice President and Group CEO of Unilever Beauty & Wellbeing.

Dr. Dennis Gross - Board-certified dermatologist, dermatologic surgeon, and co-founder of his eponymous skincare brand.

GaYoon Jung - Senior Vice President at Sulwhasoo, part of the South Korean beauty conglomerate Amorepacific.

Monique Rodriguez - Founder and CEO of Mielle Organics, which was recently acquired by Procter & Gamble.

Kyle Leahy - CEO of Glossier, who recently led the brand’s expansion into Sephora.

Nadya Okamoto - Co-founder and CEO of lifestyle period brand August.

Beatrice Dixon - Co-founder and CEO of feminine health company The Honey Pot.

Charlotte Palermino - Co-founder and CEO of skincare line Dieux.

Roxie Nafousi - Self-development coach, speaker, and author of “Manifest: 7 Steps to Living Your Best Life” and “Manifest: Dive Deeper.”

​​Schuyler Bailar - Activist, educator, and the first transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men’s team.

Cécile Lochard - Chief Sustainability Officer at Guerlain.

Gabby YJ Chen - Global Expansion President at Chinese beauty company Florasis.

Marty Bell - Founding Partner of lifestyle brand Vacation.

Kirsten Green - Founder and Managing Partner of venture capital firm Forerunner.

Eurie Kim - Managing Partner at Forerunner.

Hannah Diop - Co-founder and creator of Sienna Naturals.

Maju Kuruvilla - Chief Executive at Bolt.

Sharareh Siadat - Founder and Chief Executive of TooD Beauty.

Manoj Dias - Author, teacher, and co-founder of Open.

For the full list of confirmed speakers and detailed bios, please see below.

To apply for a place to attend The Business of Beauty Global Forum 2023 in person, please click here

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Sep 06, 2023

ICOholder is excited to see the inaugural lineup of speakers for The Business of Beauty Global Forum. This event promises to be a game-changer in the beauty industry, offering valuable insights and discussions. We can't wait to hear from these experts and learn about the latest trends and innovations shaping the beauty world. It's a must-attend for anyone in the beauty business! #BeautyForum2023 #ICOholder

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