Jean-Paul Agon

Jean-Paul Agon

Chairman at L'ORÉAL

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Jean-Paul Agon, (born July 6, 1956) is the current chairman and CEO of L'Oréal since March 17, 2011.

He graduated from HEC Paris (Hautes Etudes Commerciales). and then in 1981 was appointed General Manager of L'Oréal Greece, where he laid the foundations of a solid business. In 1985, he returned to France as General Manager of L'Oreal Paris, where he oversaw a number of key launches and successes, including Studio Line, Plénitude and Elsève. In 1989, he became International Managing Director for Biotherm, remodeling and endowing the brand with international appeal. In 1994, he became Managing Director of L'Oréal Germany, where he played a key role in dealing with issues related to European markets, at the time suffering a slowdown in growth. In 1997, he was entrusted with the task of setting up and heading the L'Oreal Asia Zone in the midst of an economic crisis. He created subsidiaries in a number of countries, stepped up investment and recruited a new generation of local talent.

From 2001 to Present

In 2001, Agon was named President of L'Oréal USA. He was instrumental in launching the Garnier Fructis line.

In 2006, Agon was appointed as CEO of L’Oréal. He became Chairman of the company in February 2011. Agon began the process of opening three new L’Oréal factories outside France – in Mexico, Egypt and Indonesia. Agon is also dedicated to environmental protection and aims to reduce the company’s carbon dioxide emissions, water consumption, and waste production by 50% between 2005 and 2015. Under his guidance, L’Oreal has continued to appear in the rankings of the 100 most sustainable companies in the world for four years in a row.

Jean-Paul Agon is the 5th CEO of the L’Oreal Group. Over the course of his time as CEO, L’Oreal has made several acquisitions including: Essie Cosmetics; Maly’s Midwest and Marshall’s Salon Services. In 2011, under Agon’s leadership, the company acquired Bioscience Laboratories and then in 2012 acquired Cadum, Urban Decay and the Columbian Vogue Group.

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L'ORÉAL Chairman 2011-02-28
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École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris Chairman -
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Chairman 2005-12-31
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École des Hautes Études Commerciales de Paris Undergraduate Degree

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