LONDON, UK: PZ Cussons plc announced that Valeria Juarez will join the Board as a Non Executive Director with effect from 22 September 2021.
Valeria Juarez is an experienced branded consumer goods and e-commerce leader and is currently the Senior Vice President Digital Commerce International at Ralph Lauren. She has previously held senior roles in Amazon, Diageo and Proctor & Gamble.
Caroline Silver, Chair of PZ Cussons, said: “I am delighted to announce Valeria’s appointment. She brings to PZ Cussons unique and invaluable knowledge and experience in e-commerce and digital innovation.”
PZ Cussons plc is a major British manufacturer of personal healthcare products and consumer goods. It operates worldwide, especially in Africa and Commonwealth nations. The company is listed on the London Stock Exchange, and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 Index.
PZ Cussons Group has a marketing presence in Europe, Africa and Asia. PZ Cussons until recently had factories in Salford, Nigeria, Thailand, Indonesia, Australia, Greece, Kenya, and Poland. The factories in Greece and Poland, together with local commercial operations were sold in 2019 as part of an initiative to focus on core business.
PZ Cussons’ main brand is the Imperial Leather range of soaps, bath and shower and cosmetic products. PZ Cussons operates a joint venture electrical superstore in Lagos, Nigeria and also operates in Ghana.
PZ Cussons’ largest single market is Nigeria. This is served by the subsidiary company PZ Cussons Nigeria Plc, which employs over 3,500 people and is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.