Babor North America Names New Chief Operating Officer

Mark Wuttke, president and chief operating officer, Babor North AmericaLuxury skincare brand Babor has announced the appointment of Mark Wuttke as president and chief operating officer. As a newly appointed member of the North American executive leadership team, Wuttke will be based at Babor’s headquarters in Delray Beach, FL, and is responsible for the development of the brand in North America. “I am delighted to welcome Mark to this leadership position,” says Global CEO Michael Schummert. “North America is a strategic market for Babor, as we are experiencing rapid growth and increasing demand for our brand. Mark will help us further nurture this growth, as he works alongside the global leaders of our businesses leveraging his strategic skills and sharing his deep knowledge of the market.”  

A globally recognized leader in the spa and wellness industry, Wuttke has more than 20 years of experience in the wellness sector, as well as served on numerous industry and non-profit boards in the fields of skincare, wellness, and cosmetics. His previous roles include serving as the founder and CEO at the Wuttke Group, which is a business development solutions consultancy specializing in health, wellness, regenerative sustainability, and transformational leadership. The company’s notable clients include many of the world’s leading wellness brands such as Amala Beauty, Four Seasons Hotel Group, Jurlique, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Primavera Life, Red Flower, Six Senses Hotels Resorts & Spas, and Sodashi. Wuttke also served as president and chief operating officer at Amala Beauty, president at Primavera Life, and president and chief operating officer at Jurlique. Says Schummert, “North America is one of our most dynamic and important markets. I’ve known Mark for many years and his unique approach is a perfect fit for the Babor culture. Mark brings to Babor North America that rare combination of professional rigor and personal passion. Babor recognized that Mark created a wave of change within the industry, and in doing so indelibly enhanced the way consumers experience spa, leaving a track record of creating a happier and more prosperous bottom line for spa owners and spa operators.”