Frédéric Rozé, President & CEO, L'Oréal USA
Frédéric Rozé assumed the position of President & Chief Executive Officer of L’Oréal USA on July 1, 2009.
Mr. Rozé has been with the L’Oréal Group for 30 years, having joined the company in 1986 in France where he began his career in the Marketing Department of the Consumer Products Division. In 1988 he was promoted to Group Product Manager for L’Oréal Paris and went on to hold various marketing positions for the Group’s other Consumer Products brands including Garnier. Following that, Mr. Rozé served as Managing Director of the Consumer Products Division of L’Oréal Russia before being appointed to the post of General Manager of Gemey France in 1996.
Mr. Rozé was then named Managing Director of L’Oréal Argentina where was responsible for the subsidiary’s extensive portfolio of brands. In 2002 he was promoted to General Manager of both the Consumer Products and Professional Products Divisions for L’Oréal Spain, one of the company’s most important markets. During his tenure there, L’Oréal experienced significant market share gain in several categories. In 2004 Mr. Rozé was appointed General Manager of the Consumer Products Division for Western Europe before being given responsibility for the entire European Region.
Born and educated in France, Mr. Rozé is a graduate of Hautes Etudes Commerciales, Paris (HEC) and l’Université Paris-Dauphine.
Michel Brousset, President, L’Oréal Consumer Products Division
Michel Brousset was appointed President of L’Oréal CPD North America in September 2016, and is responsible for the development of the division in the US, Canada, and the Caribe.
Prior to joining the North American business, Michel Brousset was Country Managing Director of L’Oréal UK and Ireland beginning in August 2013. In that role Mr. Brousset was responsible for leading L’Oréal’s business in the region to record turnover, market share, and profit, while driving the digital transformation and modernization of the group. L’Oréal employs over 4,400 people and has a portfolio of 29 international brands marketed in the UK and Ireland.
Previously, Mr. Brousset was the Country Managing Director of L’Oréal Peru, leading the Consumer Products, Professional, Luxury, and Active Cosmetics divisions. During his tenure, he led the turnaround of the subsidiary to become the fastest growing beauty company in the region.
Prior to joining L’Oréal, Mr. Brousset spent 15 years with Procter & Gamble (P&G). During his time at P&G, Mr. Brousset worked on a number of the company’s global and regional businesses in North America and Western Europe. Mr. Brousset started his career working in corporate finance in Latin America.
Stephane Charbonnier, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer
Stephane Charbonnier is Senior Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Human Resources Officer for L’Oréal USA, as of February 2017.
In this role, Mr. Charbonnier is responsible for driving leadership and learning initiatives, developing talent and building an HR team with an “employee first” approach. He serves on the L’Oréal USA Strategic Committee and Human Resources Management Committee and reports to L’Oréal USA President and Chief Executive Officer, Frédéric Rozé and Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Jérôme Tixier.
Charbonnier is a solution-oriented leader with proven success building and leading multi-disciplinary HR teams within dynamic organizations. In 2013, he joined L’Oréal USA as the Vice President of Human Resources for the Company’s Consumer Products Division. Under Charbonnier’s leadership, his team supported digital transformation with the redesign of the Marketing and Integrated Marketing Communications teams and successfully integrated employees from NYX and the Multi-Cultural Beauty Division, which includes brands such as Carol’s Daughter and Softsheen-Carson. Prior to joining L’Oréal USA, he worked more than two decades in key HR leadership positions at Towers Watson, PepsiCo, Kraft Foods, American Express and McDonalds in Europe and in the United States.
Tim Coolican, President, L’Oréal Paris
Tim Coolican is currently the President of L’Oréal Paris, a position he was promoted to in January 2017.
In his role, he directs the overall strategy and growth of the L’Oréal Paris brand in the US. He first joined L’Oréal USA in November 2015 as Deputy General Manager of L’Oréal Paris. During his tenure, he has guided the vision to transform and modernize the brand, focusing specifically on connectivity with consumers and digital innovation.
Tim began his career at L’Oréal Canada in 2004 after working at Unilever in both marketing and sales. In 2007 he moved to Paris to work on the Global Innovation Team for Garnier. From 2009 to 2014 he was in London, where he was the Marketing Director for Garnier before being promoted to General Manager of Garnier, Maybelline and Essie for the UK and Ireland. In that role he led the successful launch of Ultimate Blends, the first global expansion of the iconic Ultra Doux franchise, and led Maybelline New York to become the fastest growing mass make up brand in the UK. In 2014, Tim was promoted to General Manager of the Consumer Products Division for Southeast Asia where he oversaw the development of the portfolio across the 7 ASEAN countries as well as Australia and New Zealand.
Tim holds an undergraduate Degree in Business from Queen’s University in Ontario, Canada.
Matthew DiGirolamo, Chief Communications Officer
Matthew DiGirolamo was appointed L’Oreal USA’s Chief Communications Officer in February 2015. Reporting directly to CEO Frédéric Rozé, Mr. DiGirolamo is responsible for protecting and promoting L’Oréal’s reputation in the U.S. by increasing the visibility of its product innovations, scientific expertise, business success, leadership and social contributions. In this role he directs the company’s communications strategy, overseeing all internal and external communications functions. Mr. DiGirolamo’s Corporate Communications Office partners with the company’s 30 leading beauty brands, across all divisions, to advance the organization’s “beauty for all” mission and its 2020 global sustainability commitments known as “Sharing Beauty With All.”
Mr. DiGirolamo joined L’Oreal USA in January 2014 and previously served as Vice President of External Communications. Prior to joining the company, he was a Los Angeles-based consultant leading strategic communications initiatives for a range of high-profile clients and projects, including Maria Shriver, The Shriver Report, Special Olympics, The Women's Conference, The California Endowment, U.S. Green Building Council and Live Earth.
Matthew DiGirolamo holds a BA in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.
Barry Gilmore, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
Barry Gilmore was appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer in July, 2004. He is responsible for IT strategy, program execution and system operations across L’Oréal USA. This includes direct management of IT infrastructure, technology architecture, back-office and front-office applications and program management office.
Mr. Gilmore reports directly to the President and CEO of L’Oréal USA and is a member of the company’s Strategic and Executive Management Committees. He oversees and coordinates L’Oréal USA’s IT governance bodies with business executives from all operating groups.
Mr. Gilmore joined L’Oréal in 2000 as Vice President of IT for L’Oréal Paris, and was promoted to Vice President of IT for L’Oréal’s Consumer Products division in 2002. Two years later, he was promoted to CIO for L’Oreal USA.
Prior to joining L’Oréal, Mr. Gilmore was Director of IT for the America’s for Merial Ltd., the world’s largest animal health company, and previously Director of IT for Merck & Co., a world-leading pharmaceutical company. He has more than 20 years of IT experience in a variety of capacities and holds a Masters of Engineering Degree from the Pennsylvania State University.
David Greenberg, President Professional Products Division
David Greenberg was appointed to Group President of Professional Products Division North America in 2017 and will hold direct responsibility for the division’s U.S. and Canada operations and SalonCentric. In this role, Greenberg will continue to grow brand activities across both markets by leveraging SalonCentric and seizing new opportunities to further develop the professional brand portfolio.
Mr. Greenberg joined L'Oréal in 1993 in the L'Oréal Paris (then L'Oréal Haircare) Division as a marketing manager on Studio Line. Mr. Greenberg then held various roles before becoming Vice President of marketing for haircolorants and haircare. During this time, he developed and launched Feria haircolor which helped L'Oréal take leadership in the category.
In 1999, Mr. Greenberg became General Manager, Consumer Products Division, at L'Oréal Mexico. There Mr. Greenberg launched Garnier colorants, skincare and haircare, increasing the business dramatically over four years.
Mr. Greenberg returned to New York at the end of 2003 to become Worldwide General Manager of Matrix in the Professional Products Division. While there, Mr. Greenberg launched Matrix into over 20 countries, including China & the Middle East.
At the end of 2004, Mr. Greenberg became SVP Human Resources for L'Oréal USA. He was named President of Maybelline New York-Garnier in July of 2008. Mr. Greenberg was given responsibility of Essie Cosmetics in 2010.
David Greenberg holds an MBA from NYU Stern and a BA from Lehigh University.
Marie Gulin-Merle, Chief Marketing Officer
Marie Gulin was named Chief Marketing Officer for L’Oréal USA effective June 1, 2014.
Marie Gulin brings over 15 year of progressive experience in managing communications and digital strategies for fast-moving consumer goods and beauty luxury brands, most recently, as Global Head of Integrated Marketing Communications for L’Oréal Paris. Having served in this position since 2010, Marie was responsible for content and services development, digital platforms, sponsorships, as well as PR and events across 60 countries in 8 strategic regions, while ensuring brand consistency across all communications channels. She successfully reinvented integrated communications for L’Oréal Paris and through her strategic leadership in the digital space, overhauled the content strategy for the brand’s product innovations, and modernized major events like L’Oréal Paris’ involvement in the Cannes Film Festival.
Angela Guy, Senior Vice President, Diversity & Inclusion
Angela Guy is the Senior Vice President, Diversity and Inclusion for L’Oréal USA, the largest subsidiary of the L’Oréal Group, the world’s leading beauty company. Ms. Guy is responsible for shaping the diversity efforts for L’Oréal USA as a business imperative that highlights the value of all forms of beauty while respecting and reflecting the differences of our rapidly changing marketplace. She is a member of the L’Oréal USA Executive Committee and collaborates to align L’Oréal’s global diversity efforts. Ms. Guy reports directly to Frédéric Rozé, President and CEO, L’Oréal USA.
Prior to this appointment, Ms. Guy was Senior Vice President, General Manager of SoftSheen-Carson, the #1 ethnic haircare brand in the world, and a Consumer Division of L’Oréal USA. In this role, Ms. Guy oversaw all aspects of the SoftSheen-Carson brand in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Ms. Guy also worked 19 years at Johnson & Johnson in Sales leadership positions throughout the USA and Canada; 3 years in Sales with Levi Strauss & Company, Accessories Division and 3 years in Retail Management with Hills Department Stores.
Ms. Guy has a B.A. in Psychology from Pennsylvania State University. She has attended Executive Leadership Programs at the University of California Los Angeles, Northwestern University and The Center for Creative Leadership.
Stephan Habif, Senior Vice President, Research & Innovation
Stephan Habif was appointed Senior Vice President, Research & Innovation, in January 2014. He is responsible for Research & Innovation for all divisions across L’Oreal Americas, which includes North America, Spanish -speaking Latin America and Brazil.
Prior to joining L’Oreal in 2013, Dr. Habif worked at Unilever in the Research and Development division, where he started his career in 1994. During his time there, Dr. Habif worked in positions across the spectrum of R&D from Advanced Research to Product Development in global and regional roles in the U.S., Mexico, Brazil, and Italy before being named Vice President of R&D North America and finally Global VP of R&D Packaging. He held various leadership positions in Formulation, Clinical Evaluation, Consumer Science, and Packaging and worked in diverse categories such as Skin Care, Skin Cleansing, Hair Care, Deodorants, Household Care, Ice Cream, Spreads and Dressings, and Beverages.
Dr. Habif received an Engineering Degree in Food Chemistry &Technology from the University of Bordeaux (ENSCPB) in France in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (Colloids and Surface Science) from the City University of New York in 1994.
Carol Hamilton, Group President, L'Oréal Luxe USA
Carol J. Hamilton was appointed Group President of L’Oréal Luxe USA in 2015 after serving as President of the Luxury Products Division since July of 2008.
Ms. Hamilton joined L'Oréal USA in 1984 as Director of Marketing for the former L'Oréal Cosmetics Division. She subsequently worked in the L'Oréal Hair Care division as Vice President of Marketing, then Senior Vice President.
In 1996, Ms. Hamilton became Senior Vice President/General Manager of Marketing for L'Oréal Consumer Products which merged the Hair Care and Cosmetics divisions.
As General Manager, Ms. Hamilton assumed responsibility for all functions of L'Oréal Consumer Products marketing, manufacturing, sales, finance and administration. Under her leadership, the L'Oréal Paris beauty brand has became the largest beauty brand in the USA, and L'Oréal haircolor has become the number one manufacturer, ahead of Clairol. She was named President, L'Oréal Paris in 2002.
She has an undergraduate degree from Vassar College.
David Morgan, Senior Vice President, Business Development
David Morgan was appointed Senior Vice President of Business Development of L'Oréal USA in January 2017.
A native of the UK, David has extensive international experience, living and working in France and the USA, covering each of the major L'Oréal geographic regions.
David joined L’Oreal in the UK in 1991, and subsequently spent 15 years in the Group headquarters in Paris. While at L'Oréal, he has head up multi-division Finance for the UK and the Asia Pacific, Latin America and Africa Middle East Zones, as well as globally for the Consumer Products Division.
David holds a degree from Durham University in the UK.
Alexandre Pagliano, Chief Financial Officer
Alexandre Pagliano was appointed Chief Financial Officer for L’Oréal USA in September, 2010.
Prior to coming to L’Oréal, Mr. Pagliano spent time in Brazil where he held positions at Banco Fator SA, Mesbla Department Stores and Banco Nacional/Unibanco. He joined L’Oréal in 1997 as Finance Director for L’Oréal Consumer Products Division, Brazil.
Mr. Pagliano has served in Europe as Finance Director for the Consumer Goods Division in France, and as CFO for the Consumer Division in Western Europe. Prior to joining the US Operations, Mr. Pagliano was the World Wide CFO for L’Oréal Active Cosmetics Division, the dermo cosmetics business of L’Oréal.
Mr. Pagliano received his undergraduate degree in economics from the American Presbiterian College – Mackenzie University in Sao Paulo, and his Master of Business Administration from IBMEC Business School in Rio de Janeiro.
Mr. Pagliano was recently named Chief Financial Officer for L’Oréal Americas where he reports directly to the President and CEO of L’Oréal Americas.
Marc-Alexandre Risch, Chief Retail Officer
Marc-Alexandre Risch was appointed Chief Retail officer of L'Oréal USA in June 2016.
Risch joined the L’Oréal Group in March 2005 as the International Project Manager for Garnier and ascended quickly with numerous leadership positions. In 2010, he joined Garnier International as Axis Director Fructis and took over the responsibilities of International Marketing Director for Garnier Haircare (Fructis, Ultra Doux /Ultra Blends). In 2012, he was appointed General Manager of The Body Shop Canada. Under Risch’s leadership, The Body Shop Canada has become one of the best performing markets for the brand, delivering strong and consistent growth. Along with his team, he successfully implemented a number of key initiatives, including strategic focus on retail excellence and the transformation of the brand’s real estate portfolio.
Ikdeep Singh, President, Maybelline, Garnier and Essie Cosmetics
Ikdeep Singh is currently the President of Maybelline, Garnier and Essie brands; a position he took over in January 2017. In his role, he oversees all aspects of business leadership on the multi-billion-dollar portfolio of brands, and is responsible for accelerating their growth in the US market.
Mr. Singh joined L’Oréal Group in 2014 and served as the President of L’Oréal Canada’s Consumer Products Division. Under Mr. Singh’s leadership, the division outpaced market growth threefold, helping L’Oréal to become the largest and fastest growing manufacturer in Canada.
Prior to joining the L’Oréal Group, Mr. Singh spent 14 years at Procter & Gamble (P&G). During his time at P&G, Mr. Singh worked on various businesses in global innovation and strategy, regional marketing, and country operating roles across North America and Asia.
Born in India and raised in Canada, Mr. Singh is a graduate of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Xavier Vey, President and COO, L'Oréal Luxe USA
Xavier Vey is the President & Chief Operating Officer of L’Oréal USA’s Luxe Division, a position he has held since January 2016.
In his role, Mr. Vey oversees the brand portfolio, business strategies, growth and retailer relationships within L’Oréal’s luxury division in the U.S. The brand portfolio includes Lancôme, Kiehl’s, Urban Decay, IT Cosmetics, YSL, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, and Viktor & Rolf.
Prior to his role as President & COO, Mr. Vey served as President of Lancôme USA from 2013 to 2016, accelerating the brand’s growth and team while building valuable relationships with key retailers during his tenure.
Mr. Vey joined L’Oréal in 1997 as a Biotherm Sales Trainee in France before becoming a Product Manager for Lancôme in the U.K. in 1998. Mr. Vey joined Biotherm International where he developed skin care and became the Marketing Director for Biotherm and Cacharel in Spain in 1999. He has held various management positions across the L’Oréal Luxe products group, including General Manager of Lancôme France and Europe and then country division General Manager of L’Oréal Luxe in France.
Mr. Vey holds a master’s in business administration from INSEAD and a master’s degree in finance from University Sorbonne in Paris, France as well as a diploma from Sciences Po (Paris Institute of Political Studies). He is based at Hudson Yards, L’Oréal USA’s New York Headquarters.
Xavier Windal, Senior Vice President, Operations
Xavier Windal was appointed Senior Vice President Corporate Operations for North America in 2013. Xavier has been with the L'Oréal group for almost 28 years and has held a variety of positions. He started in 1985 as Logistics Manager in the Soprocos Plant in France. In 1990, he was promoted as Plant Director for Faprogi - the Garnier plant in France. In 1997, he became plant manager for the Luxe plant in Sicos. In 1999, he was promoted to Operations Director for Lancôme International. In 2002, Xavier came back to CPD as Operations Director L'Oreal European zone. Most recently, Xavier was in charge of Operations for all CPD.
Xavier has had a very successful career and has been a key actor in the transformation and evolution of our manufacturing models. Under Xavier's leadership, the CPD plants in Europe were reorganized by production technology. Thanks to the implementation of manufacturing performance tools, the plants' productivity improved significantly as did the quality and safety levels. Xavier was also one of the first to demonstrate the necessity for development and packaging to work very closely with the business. He has been at the forefront of many manufacturing initiatives including the opening of our first "green" plant in Libramont and our first "wall to wall" to manufacture our bottles in-house.
Xavier has great people leadership skills. While demanding in terms of results, he is a team-player and a people developer.