Jacques CHALLES is appointed Chief Innovation Officer. He succeeds Nicolas ROSSELLI who will retire as of 1 July.
The Innovation Department plays a central and major role within the R&I Department, in discovering and identifying new growth opportunities by the upstream development of major innovations and key breakthrough projects. The R&I department is supervised by Laurent ATTAL, Executive Vice-President, Research and Innovation.
Jacques Challes joined L’Oréal’s Consumer Products Division in 1982 where he held the positions of Marketing Director in France and then in the Euro zone in 1989. He joined the top management of L’Oréal Paris in London in 1992. He was appointed International General Manager of Garnier in 2000 and Managing Director of India in 2008.
L’Oréal, the world’s leading beauty company, has catered to all forms of beauty in the world for over 100 years and has built an unrivalled portfolio of 27 international, diverse and complementary brands. With sales amounting to 20.3 billion euros in 2011, L’Oréal employs 68,900 people worldwide. Regarding sustainable development, Corporate Knights, a Global Responsible Investment Network, has selected L'Oréal for its 2012 ranking of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. L'Oréal has received this distinction for the 5th consecutive year.www.loreal.com
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