THE CEO

Harper’s Bazaar (Australia) - - Beauty -

DE­BRA PERELMAN, REVLON

At time of writ­ing, Perelman’s still so freshly minted as CEO of Revlon, Inc. her busi­ness cards are prob­a­bly not back from the printer. She had to make our beauty vi­sion­ar­ies cut be­cause she’s not only the first ever fe­male CEO in the com­pany’s 86-year his­tory, but she is also one of the as­ton­ish­ingly few women to have nailed a top job at a global beauty gi­ant. Cyn­ics have cried nepo­tism — Perelman is the daugh­ter of con­trol­ling share­holder bil­lion­aire Ronald Perelman — but we call BS on that. De­bra was pro­moted from COO at the com­pany and has served on the Revlon board since 2015. Be­fore that, she was on the se­nior lead­er­ship team at Ma­can­drews & Forbes, the in­vest­ment firm that owns more than 80 per cent of Revlon.as she said via state­ment:“revlon has been a cen­tral part of my per­sonal and pro­fes­sional life for more than 20 years.” Let’s not ask her to ex­plain her­self. Perelman’s re­mit is not an easy one: in a mar­ket all shook up by the in­ter­net and ever an more ac­ces­si­ble niche sec­tor, she’s tasked with rein­vent­ing the iconic name­sake legacy brand El­iz­a­beth Ar­den for a whole new gen­er­a­tion.we can’t wait to see how she does it.

Revlon Su­per Lus­trous Lip­stick in Mid­night Mystery, $23. Revlon Colorstay Crème Eye Shadow in Pra­line, $15.

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