Meet the Executive Committee

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Our leadership is committed to serve the Orveon ecosystem, driven by our purpose and values to change beauty for the better (people and planet) as a sustainable face care expert collective.

MEET OUR LEADERSHIP

Executive Committee

Neela Montgomery
Chief Executive Officer

Neela Montgomery is the Chief Executive Officer at Orveon and is responsible for leading and executing Orveon’s strategy and overseeing all company operations. She has nearly 20 years of experience leading, scaling and transforming vibrant consumer businesses globally.  

Previously, Neela served as Executive Vice President at CVS Health and President of CVS Pharmacy, CEO of Crate & Barrel Holdings, a member of the Executive Board of Otto Group, Executive Chairwoman across five Otto Group operating companies, and she held various leadership positions during her 12 years at Tesco PLC. She most recently served as a Board Partner at Greycroft, a leading venture capital firm.  

Neela studied English Literature at Oxford University and holds an M.B.A from INSEAD in France and Singapore. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Logitech, Squarespace and Fetch. 

Neela Montgomery
Chief Executive Officer
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Salima Popatia
Chief Digital Officer

Salima Popatia serves as the Chief Digital Officer for Orveon, responsible for architecting digital consumer strategies using data-driven insights and connected technologies.

Salima is an entrepreneurial executive with over 20 years experience in digital branding and customer-first strategies. Passionate for brands with purpose and driving strategic balance between creativity and commerce to meet the needs of the evolving consumer. A consumer data expert with strong acumen in e-commerce platforms and marketing technologies, innovating across performance and CRM marketing channels to drive growth.

She has led companies in all phases of growth, from being a founder to scaling businesses and turning around P&Ls to driving incremental growth within large enterprise level organizations.

Salima graduated from the Stern School of Business at NYU. She is married with two children and lives in Jersey City.

Salima Popatia
Chief Digital Officer
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Diane Kim
Global Brand President

Diane Kim joined Orveon and its Executive Committee as the Global President of Laura Mercier, responsible for leading the overall brand vision, strategy and direction. Diane is a seasoned business executive with 25+ years in the beauty and fashion industry. She is a commercially minded brand architect with a deep understanding of the global beauty sector and prestige consumer.

She brings to the Group broad global marketing and brand management experience across diverse companies and business models. Working with startup ventures, private equity backed businesses, publicly traded global corporations and multi-nationals during her tenure at various organizations such as Donna Karan International, Manzanita Capital, The Estee Lauder Companies, Yves Saint Laurent Beauty and most recently Yatsen Group as Global President of Eve Lom Skincare.

Diane Kim
Global Brand President
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Emilia Flamini
Chief Financial Officer

Emilia Flamini is the Chief Financial Officer at Orveon with responsibility to lead the finance function to deliver profitable growth and safeguard company assets. Emilia has over 20 years of finance experience in large multinationals in Europe and in the US, covering leadership positions in FP&A, Accounting, Internal Audit and Pricing. Emilia graduated in Business and Economics in Rome, Italy and received her MBA from INSEAD, France; she is passionate about volunteering and sits on a nonprofit board focusing on youth.

Emilia Flamini
Chief Financial Officer
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Brinn Garner
Chief Revenue Officer - North America

Brinn Garner is Chief Revenue Officer US, of Orveon Global and is responsible for driving the Collective’s strategic and profitable growth for the future, as we face forward together! She joined the Orveon Global team day 1, in December 2021. Brinn has 20 years of Premium Beauty industry experience leading teams and companies as they scaled from small to large, and large to larger.

Brinn Garner
Chief Revenue Officer - North America
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Richard Jones
Chief Supply Chain Officer

Rich is Chief Supply Chain Officer at Orveon with responsibility for Product Planning, Procurement, Manufacturing, Quality and Logistics. He has over 30 years of operations experience in consumer goods with 20 years in beauty with companies such as Unilever, L’Oréal or Coty. He also worked in private equity portfolio companies for ca. 5 years. Rich is a US and British Citizen who has lived and worked in UK, Europe, and the US.

Richard Jones
Chief Supply Chain Officer
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Marco Ficarelli
Chief Revenue Officer - International

Marco Ficarelli is Chief Revenue Officer, International and his role is to build the future strategy of profitable revenue growth for the entire Company business. He is an accomplished senior executive with 25 years of experience in FMCG Businesses of which the last 14 in Beauty, managing Luxury, Professional & Consumer divisions. Result-driven and with strong ability to work and lead teams under pressure in fast changing environments, he holds a recognized track record of achieving exceptional outcomes and business transformations in HQs, Regions and Local Markets Senior Management roles. He can combine strong Brand Building competencies with an in-depth Omni-Channel knowledge, a Multi Geographies Experience, and a Strong Entrepreneurial Spirit. Marco graduated cum laude at the Luiss Guido Carli University and he is a true Global citizen who worked and lived in 4 different Continents.

Marco Ficarelli
Chief Revenue Officer - International
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Robert Rigby-Hall
Chief People Officer

Robert Rigby-Hall is Chief People Officer with responsibility for leading Orveon’s global HR organization, including talent management, leadership development & learning, compensation & benefits, diversity, and culture development. He has over 25 years multi-sector experience from start-ups to large companies; and a reputation for attracting and developing top talent that operates effectively in complex matrixed and multi-cultural global organizations. He is a champion of corporate responsibility and was the recipient of the Business Leadership Award by United Nations Global Compact. Robert is a US & British citizen who has lived  & worked in US, UK, Europe, and Asia.

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Chief People Officer
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