Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ: HELE), designer, developer and worldwide marketer of consumer brand-name home, outdoor, health, wellness, and beauty products, today announced the appointment of Tabata Gomez and Elena Otero to the Helen of Troy Limited Board of Directors, effective May 3, 2022. Ms. Gomez is President of Hand Tools, Accessories & Storage Group for Stanley Black & Decker Inc. Ms. Otero recently retired from her position as Chief Marketing Officer, eCommerce Officer and Strategy Officer for the International business at The Clorox Company. Both women are experienced business leaders with demonstrated track records of long-term success in the global consumer products industry.
With the additions of Ms. Gomez and Ms. Otero, the Company’s Board of Directors will be comprised of ten directors, nine of whom are independent. The Board of Directors expects to return to nine directors following the previously announced retirement of Director Gary Abromovitz, which will be effective following this year’s Annual General Meeting of the Shareholders.
Timothy Meeker, Chairman of the Board and Chair of the Nominating Committee, said, “We are very pleased to welcome Tabata and Elena as new directors to the Board. Their appointments are the culmination of a robust search process that began several months ago and was announced at our 2021 Annual Meeting. We are committed to regularly evaluating our Board’s configuration to ensure we have the right mix of skills, experiences, and backgrounds to oversee the Company. Each of them brings an impressive background, has deep experience in senior positions at strong companies in the consumer goods and devices industry, and has substantial international experience both personally and professionally. Tabata and Elena will each provide their valuable, current perspectives to our Board as we continue to execute our Transformation strategy and work to enhance value for all Helen of Troy shareholders.”
About Tabata Gomez
Tabata Gomez is President, Hand Tools, Accessories & Storage Group, a $4 billion business unit within Stanley Black & Decker Inc.’s Tools & Storage division. She joined the company in 2017, earning progressively more senior roles during her tenure. She brings extensive experience in global marketing, brand building, general management, product innovation, operational leadership, and organizational development. Tabata also brings expertise in digital marketing and licensed product management. Prior to joining Stanley Black & Decker, Tabata worked for Coty Inc USA, and for Procter & Gamble in the United States, Europe, and Latin America in Beauty, Appliances, and other consumer categories.
Tabata grew up in Mexico and earned a bachelor’s degree in international relations at Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico City. She serves on the Board of Directors for the World Trade Center Institute.
About Elena Otero
Elena Otero has over 30 years of global consumer products industry experience, mainly in marketing, growth and strategy, ecommerce, and general management. Elena has led complex, multicultural and multifunctional organizations spanning more than 25 countries. Her experience covers a wide range of categories including Home Care, Pets, Beauty, and Personal Care. She brings extensive senior experience in marketing disciplines such as brand building, consumer insights, innovation, analytics, digital, and consumer engagement. She also has general management experience in several geographies, including the US, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. Elena recently retired from The Clorox Company following a twenty-year career. Prior to Clorox, Elena worked for twelve years at Procter & Gamble in Latin America.
Elena grew up in Venezuela and holds a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and a master’s degree in Manufacturing Engineering from Boston University, as well as an MBA from IESA in Venezuela.
About Helen of Troy Limited
Helen of Troy Limited (NASDAQ: HELE) is a leading global consumer products company offering creative products and solutions for its customers through a diversified portfolio of well-recognized and widely-trusted brands, including OXO, Hydro Flask, Osprey, Vicks, Braun, Honeywell, PUR, Hot Tools and Drybar. The Company sometimes refers to these brands as its Leadership Brands. All trademarks herein belong to Helen of Troy Limited (or its subsidiaries) and/or are used under license from their respective licensors.
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