Putting 'she' in Shiseido: Brand's first female regional CEO breaks beauty world's glass ceilings

Ms Nicole Tan is Shiseido Asia-Pacific's first female president and chief executive, newly appointed in October.
Ms Nicole Tan is Shiseido Asia-Pacific's first female president and chief executive, newly appointed in October.ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - For the head of a global beauty conglomerate, Ms Nicole Tan is surprisingly down-to-earth when it comes to her appearance.

During the photo shoot for this interview, she resists hair spray from the make-up artist on standby and fumbles endearingly with her poses. "I don't know what to do with my hands," she protests weakly.

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