marie-pierre stark-flora is the global senior vice president of philosophy and is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the wellbeing beauty brand. she also serves as an advisory board member of philosophy’s hope and grace initiative that supports local community-based mental health and wellbeing efforts.
ms. stark-flora is a veteran of the cosmetics industry with over 20 years of experience. she is a brand builder who leads with an entrepreneurial spirit―as proven by her founding of iluminage, inc. in 2011―by bringing consumers front-line and professional-grade beauty solutions for in-home devices.
prior to joining coty, ms. stark-flora served as senior vice president, global marketing at estée lauder where she successfully led the marketing strategy for the company’s flagship brand–including luxury skincare, fragrance and makeup—as well as the consumer engagement strategy. previously, she held leadership positions at jurlique, kiehl’s, ralph lauren cosmetics and giorgio armani.
ms. stark-flora has been recognized for numerous industry awards including cew best product awards (2003-2007) and ipda international design awards (2014).
stark-flora lives in new york city with her two sons and is an accomplished triathlete.