A swanky crowd gathered for a tasteful lunch on January 21 for the announcement of OPI’s new general manger, Mary van Praag. Previously, van Praag was at the helm of Coty Canada, where she played a key role in fortifying Coty Canada’s business development. In her new role, she will collaborate with OPI artistic director, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann and work alongside George Schaeffer, CEO to the brand, who also announced his retirement and will continue with the management team through a newly created role as OPI’s strategic board adviser.
“My work with Coty has been extremely rewarding—both personally and professionally,” says van Praag. “I am so happy to be given the opportunity to continue to develop as a leader and to be able to work with George and Suzi on growing and developing such a legendary brand.”