L’Oréal has appointed Barbara Lavernos as president analysis, innovation and applied sciences as of February 1, 2021. Lavernos, who was beforehand EVP, chief applied sciences & operations officer, succeeds Laurent Attal, who will retire in the beginning of February after 34 years with the Group.
Beneath Attal’s management, the L’Oréal Analysis Division made progress, as a lot in promising scientific fields (the exposome, microbiome, regenerative cosmetics, and many others.) as within the subject of sustainable innovation, particularly by way of the event of Inexperienced Sciences.
Lavernos joined the Group in 1991 the place she has pursued a wealthy and various profession. She grew to become director of the Rambouillet plant in 2000 and was appointed world chief procurement officer in 2004. She was entrusted with the final administration of journey retail for the Luxurious Division in 2012, and for your complete Journey Retail division in 2013. In 2014, Jean-Paul Agon, chairman and CEO of L’Oréal, appointed her chief operations officer and a member of the Group’s Government Committee.
She led a metamorphosis and modernization, embarking all components of the enterprise on a digital transformation and redesigned the availability chain to extend flexibility and agility to answer channel shifts, particularly the explosion of e-commerce. On the finish of 2018, Jean-Paul Agon additionally requested her to guide the “IT revolution”, with the ambition to change into the world champion of “Magnificence Tech.”
“I’ve complete confidence that Barbara Lavernos will apply once more her nice management expertise and extraordinary vitality to this new problem, which is essential for the way forward for L’Oréal. I’m satisfied that the mix of R&I and Expertise will allow us to invent the Great thing about the long run: a Magnificence which depends on R&I – on the historic coronary heart of our mannequin based mostly on science and innovation, now allied with new alternatives provided by expertise,” said Agon.
In different information, Agon’s successor will be named this fall. Nicolas Hieronimus is predicted to be “first in line” to win the place.