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Last updated: July 12, 2021

KAO Announces New Global President

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Dominic Pratt Appointed As New KAO Global President

Kao Salon Division announces Dominic Pratt, former Vice President R&D, Skin Care Products Research, will succeed Cory Couts, Global President, Kao Salon Division in his role leading the Goldwell, KMS, Oribe and VARIS brands worldwide effective September 1, 2021.


As a member of the Executive Salon Lead Team for many years, Dominic has a long history in the Kao Salon Division having led the division’s innovative R&D efforts. In his new position, Dominic will be located in the Kao Salon Division Global Headquarters in Darmstadt, Germany. 


“I look forward to continuing to create value and opportunity for our team and our customers with this new challenge,” says Dominic. “Kao Salon Division and our brands enjoy an enormous amount of trust in the industry and I am committed to building on that trust as core to my mission. I feel privileged to be able to work with such valued customers, a dedicated and talented team and renowned brands.”


Current Global President Cory Couts says, “I would like to thank Kao´s leadership team for the trust and support they have given me during my time as president of our Salon Business. I am especially grateful for the opportunity to work with the people of Kao Salon Division, who are among the most passionate and skilled people in our industry. Dominic’s commitment to the salon industry, in-depth knowledge of the needs of stylists and business acumen will serve him well in his new role. He is a trusted leader in our organization and comes to this challenge with a large reserve of goodwill and respect.”


Please visit the Kao Salon Division website for further information.