L’Oréal announces new France management structure and appoints new GM


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L’Oréal announces new France management structure and appoints new GM

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The beauty behemoth has appointed Hervé Navellou from within to head up L’Oréal France as General Manager and strengthen its governance in its home market by creating a new management structure.

Navellou, currently President of the Western Europe Zone for the Consumer Products Division, has been with the company for almost 30 years and has been promoted as part of L’Oréal’s new General Management structure it has created for the company in France.

The cosmetics maker says the reason for the change is to leverage the strategic opportunities offered by the French beauty market and to strengthen the governance of the Group’s activities in the country.

“Hervé’s wide-ranging career, knowledge of the French market, strategic approach and ability to bring people together means he is perfectly equipped to tackle his next major challenge” ​says Jochen Zaumseil, Executive Vice-President of Western Europe Zone.

New management structure

The new structure being put in place will see the L’Oréal France General Management team supervise the shared services for all different entities as well as the Country Management Committee comprising the General Managers of the four Divisions in France and the corporate functions.

As a part of his new position, the company says that Navellou will also take on the role of General Manager of the Consumer Products Division in France, a business he already knows quite well, given that on joining L’Oréal in 1986, he has spent most of his career with the Consumer Products Division.

Navellou was appointed Brand General Manager in Belgium and Germany, and later Director of the Latin America Zone, and then General Manager of the Asia Zone. In 2008, he was appointed Country Manager in Mexico.

Two years later and he took over as General Manager of the Consumer Products Division in France before joining the Western Europe Zone as President in 2013.

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