Nykaa appoints Santosh Desai as Independent Director

The appointment is effective July 15, 2024, for a period of three years, subject to the approval of shareholders

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Delhi: Nykaa has announced the appointment of Santosh Desai as an Independent Director on its Board, effective July 15, 2024, for a period of three years, subject to the approval of shareholders.

Desai served as the CEO of Future Brands for nearly 17 years. He has also served as the President of McCann, an advertising agency. 

Desai is currently serving on the boards of Think9 Consumer Technologies, Dainik Jagran Group and Breakthrough. He is also a member of the Governing Councils of Mudra Institute of Communication, Ahmedabad and Praxis Business School, Kolkata. He has earlier served on the boards of ING Vysya Bank and OXFAM India.

Welcoming Desai’s appointment, Falguni Nayar, Executive Chairperson, Founder and CEO, Nykaa, said, “Santosh’s experience in understanding the interwoven relationship between culture and brands has helped build several iconic brands. Nykaa’s unrivaled customer centricity and focus on innovation has enabled us to garner tremendous consumer love and trust. We are confident that Santosh’s strategic guidance will help steer our vision to propel Nykaa’s brand equity and bolster our existing bouquet of brands for long-term global success.”

Commenting on his appointment, Desai said, “I am excited to join Nykaa as an independent director. Nykaa has driven a transformative change in the beauty and lifestyle landscape in India with its customer-centric approach to retail. I look forward to contributing to the continued success and growth of this dynamic organisation, leveraging my experience in brand strategy and advertising to help shape its highly promising future."