Pevonia founders plot expansion after buying back company

The founders of marine skincare brand Pevonia have outlined plans for international growth after buying back the company in February.

Philippe and Sylvie Hennessy founded Pevonia in 1991 and were the sole owners until its sale to an equity partner in 2008.  

They regained complete executive ownership of the company in February and have now announced ambitious plans to drive global expansion of the brand.

Philippe Hennessy said, "Going forward, Pevonia will be fully dedicated to enhancing the success of our valued spa partners in the professional sector, just as Sylvie and I had envisioned when Pevonia was born.”

He added, “Continued global expansion will include reaching as many of the more than 150 countries left to introduce to the Pevonia story and to the importance of natural spa quality skincare.”

Philippe Hennessy remains the company's president and chief executive, with Sylvie Hennessy as co-founder and executive vice president. They are supported by a management team including Robert B. Livingston as chief financial officer, Maritza Rodriguez as global vice president of marketing and communications and Dr Christian Jurist as medical director of global education.

Pevonia is distributed in more than 100 countries worldwide.