Feelunique, Joel Palix to exit CEO position, remains shareholder
Joel Palix is to step down from his role as CEO of online beauty retailer Feelunique later this year, the company has just announced.
He has run the firm for the last five years, during which time it has expanded fast. But he’s now leaving to pursue other professional opportunities, we're told. And over the next few months his duties will be handed over to a senior management duo with chief operating officer Jim Buckle (a former Lovefilm and Wiggle exec) and chief marketing officer Jen Roebuck stepping up.
The handover should be complete by June with chairman Robert Bensoussan overseeing the whole process. On announcing the news, the chairman thanked Palix for his “dedication and commitment to the company.”
He highlighted how revenue has grown three times over under his leadership and that the company has become “an international leader in beauty e-commerce.”
But despite Palix’s departure, he said he plans to remain an active and supportive shareholder of the company as it continues its expansion drive.
And this expansion has recently seen it focusing on international growth. In the last 12 months it has launched a cosmetics store on the Chinese Secoo platform and has also opened a Hong Kong distribution centre to serve the regional market.
Palix has three decades of senior beauty industry experience and was formerly president of Clarins Fragrance Group, as well as being Europe MD of Yves Saint Laurent Beauté.
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