Ukonwa Ojo

CMO Consumer Beauty
Coty Inc

Ukonwa Ojo is a proven business leader and passionate marketer with 20+ years of experience. She serves as a Chief Marketing Officer for Consumer Beauty at Coty Inc, managing over $2 Billion in sales, with US P&L responsibility for COVERGIRL, Rimmel, Sally Hansen, Clairol, and Lifestyle Scenting/Fragrances and global responsibility for COVERGIRL and Sally Hansen. She’s been named to Business Insider’s list of 25 Most Innovative CMOs; AdAge A-List for Brand Marketer of the Year; AdWeek 50, the annual celebration of the most indispensable executives across marketing, media and technology; AdAge Creativity 50, the annual roundup of influential creative figures; Marketing Magazine’s Power 100 List of the most influential, inspiring, and innovative marketers; Financial Times Top 100 List of Minority Executives for three consecutive years; and Black Enterprise’s List of 25 Women Changing the World, the Most Powerful Executives in Corporate America and the Top Women in Advertising and Marketing. Throughout her career, her leadership has resulted in revenue, market share, brand equity growth, and creative award recognition for iconic brands including COVERGIRL, Durex, French’s, Cheerios, Knorr, Betty Crocker, and Cascadian Farm Organic. Ukonwa holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina.



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