Kao Salon Division appoints Cristian Canthal as Managing Director for the Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Czech Republic region. The experienced salon industry professional will take over operations at the
Darmstadt location on 1 June 2022 and will report to Isana Kontsevaya, VicePresident, Commercial, Salon, EMEA.
Cristian Canthal joins the company with more than 25 For further information, click years of international sales, marketing and executive management experience in FMCG, beauty and health care companies, including over 13 years in the salondivision of Wella Professionals. Most recently, as CMO of Villeroy & Boch's Bathroom and Wellness Division, he was responsible for the development and implementation of the global business and marketing strategy. Over the courseof his career, Cristian has a track record of delivering outstanding business results, building strong teams and equally strong brands.
"I am very excited to return to the salon industry as this is my passion," says Cristian Canthal. "Kao Salon
Division stands for the best hair colour in the hairdressing market. Oribe is one of the leading luxury hair care brands in the world. I look forward to building on this strong foundation to help grow not only our own business, but that of our clients and the industry as a whole."
"I have known Cristian for many years and have always been impressed with how he puts his strategic vision into action," says Isana Kontsevaya. "Cristian is a true leader. He focuses on teamwork and puts customers first. His passion and extensive knowledge of the salon industry make him a great member of our Kao Salon family."