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CALECIM Cosmeceuticals appoints ex-Zalora Cooper McGuire as COO

Singapore – Asian stem cell skincare specialist, CALECIM® Cosmeceuticals (CALECIM®), a subsidiary of Singapore-based biotech company CellResearch Corporation, has named former Zalora and Skin Inc executive Cooper McGuire as its new chief operating officer (COO). In this role, Cooper will spearhead the company’s shift from being primarily doctor-focused to adopting a direct-to-consumer approach, tapping into the growing global cosmeceuticals market.

Cooper will also lead the company’s online expansion by growing its e-commerce channels, focusing primarily on key growth markets: US, Europe and China. He will also oversee the streamlining and optimising of CALECIM®’s logistics and fulfilment processes. He will report to Gavin Tan, chief executive officer of CALECIM®

On his appointment, Cooper said, “CALECIM® has all the makings of a market leader in the skincare space: an early loyal customer base, a committed and intelligent team, and most importantly real, clinically validated results in an industry that often relies on marketing more than science. I’m excited to bring my experience scaling early-stage consumer businesses through digital transformation to CALECIM® to see how far we can grow together.”

Cooper previously served as the COO and CFO of Skin Inc, a custom skincare brand, where he led the company’s digital transformation and e-commerce expansion. Prior to Skin Inc, Cooper took the helm at Ensogo Group as COO, a publicly-listed online marketplace with operations in Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia where he was responsible for leading the company’s restructuring efforts. Before Ensogo, as co-founder and CFO, Cooper built ZALORA Group into Asia Pacific’s leading group of online fashion destinations with responsibility in core infrastructure including corporate finance, finance and accounting, business intelligence, legal and human resources. 

Chief Executive Officer of CALECIM®, Gavin Tan, commented, “We are thrilled to welcome Cooper on our quest to turn CALECIM® into the market leader in anti-aging stem cell cosmeceuticals. Cooper’s experience perfectly matches our needs at the right time — he has an excellent track record in the digital transformation and aggressive scaling of consumer brands and we are looking forward to his guidance as we continue this exciting journey.”