Board of Directors : Jill Belasco
Jill Belasco is the CEO of the Maesa Group, a publicly traded company based in Paris.
The Maesa Group
designs, manufactures and distributes private-label cosmetics, personal care, fragrance and gift products for retailers and brands around the world.
Ms. Belasco founded Latitudes International in 1994 and established the company as an innovative designer and manufacturer of high-quality home fragrance products.
In early 2010, Ms. Belasco
stepped into the role of CEO for the Americas.
has over twenty years of senior sales management and marketing experience in the cosmetic, fragrance and accessory industries.
Over the course of her career, she has held national management positions for some of the world's leading fragrance companies and retail chains, including Halston - Orlane, Charles of the Ritz, May Department Stores and Colonia-Muehlens 4711.
In 1994, she left her position as Vice President of Sales for Crystal Brands Jewelry to form Latitudes International.
Early in her
career, Ms. Belasco
was honored as the Outstanding Business Woman of the Year for Retailers in Los Angeles.
In the ensuing years, she directed product introductions and marketing campaigns throughout the United States and Europe.
In 2005, Entrepreneur Magazine
as "Woman of the Year.
In 2005 and 2006, she
was a finalist for the Los Angeles Business Journal's
"Women Who Make a Difference" award.
In 2007, Beauty Industry West honored her
as "Entrepreneur of the Year".
Today, Ms. Belasco
is a recognized leader in innovative product development in the cosmetic and fragrance industry.
leadership, the Maesa Group
has been awarded the prestigious FiFi award for excellence multiple times.
In 1993, Ms. Belasco founded a business consulting firm specializing in women's apparel, and is a partner in Rochester, Roanoke and Associates, a real estate firm in Los Angeles.
She is an active member of the National Association of Women Business Owners and sits on the boards of Cosmetic Executive Women, The Fragrance Foundation and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles.
She acts as Chair of the Belasco Family Foundation, which supports scholarships for young musicians.
Ms. Belasco is currently Board Chair of Youth Mentoring Connection, a non-profit organization aiding at-risk teens in the Los Angeles area and is involved in a variety of environmental and political organizations.