Roger Meadows

International Business Advisor

Corporate CV

Wella : During 15 years with Wella. I was latterly GM Ireland, Marketing Director South East Asia and GM for the Consumer Divisions in Italy and the UK. Wella, which is largely a haircare company also included fragrances such as Hugo Boss and is now a part of Coty with worldwide sales around € 4.5b.

Revlon : I worked two stints at Revlon. The second of which I was the Board Director responsible for the marketing of Revlon, Max Factor and Charles of the Ritz brands in Europe-Middle East. Revlon has worldwide sales of +$1.5b.

Faberge´: I was the UK MD at the fragrance company, Fabergé for several years, during which time we purchased and integrated the Elizabeth Arden business. Fabergé, whose most famous and worldwide No.1 selling brand was Brut, was sold to Unilever in 2003 for $1.5b. In 2007, the Faberge´name was sold on and is still in the process of being re-established as a luxury goods brand.

The Body Shop : I joined friends and founders, Anita & Gordon Roddick for over 7 years. As Head of Product, I was responsible for the creation and marketing of all worldwide products plus the R&D dept. I subsequently helped develop the international and direct-selling operations. The Body Shop’s retail sales through its 3000 shops amount to almost €1.5b worldwide.

Coty : During 7 years with Coty, I was responsible for managing their non-subsidiary businesses in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Coty is now the world’s largest fragrance company and its brands include Calvin Klein, Adidas, Davidoff Cool Water plus Wella, Clairol, Rimmel, OPI and Philosophy and has worldwide sales of nearly $11b.