CEO of L’Oréal Group -
A graduate from one of France’s top Business Schools, ESSEC, in 1985, Nicolas Hieronimus joined L’Oréal in 1987 as Product Manager. As marketing Director for the Laboratoires Garnier in 1993, he successfully created the Fructis haircare range. In 1998, he became General Manager of the Garnier Maybelline Division in the UK. In 2000, he was named General Manager, L’Oréal Paris France, and then International General Manager for L’Oréal Paris, which he repositioned as the “accessible luxury” brand. In particular he developed skincare with the creation of Dermo expertise, Solar expertise, and Men expert. In 2005, he became General Manager of L’Oréal Mexico. In 2008, he became General Manager of the L’Oréal Professional Products Division and he increased its global leadership, driven in particular by the launch of Inoa hair color. In January 2011, he was appointed President L’Oréal Luxe, a role that he held until the end of 2018. In addition to this role, he took up a new position as President Selective Divisions (Luxury, Active Cosmetics, Professional Products,) on 1 July 2013 and he was named Deputy CEO in charge of Divisions on May 1, 2017.
In May 2021 Nicolas Hieronimus was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of L’Oréal, as well as member of the Board of Directors.
Beauty is our DNA. From the very first hair dye L’Oréal produced in 1909 to our innovative Beauty Tech products and services today, our company has been a pure player and leader in the beauty sector worldwide for decades.
We believe that beauty, the quest for beauty, unites us all. It is a fundamental need that goes beyond mere “appearance” and taps deep into human aspirations: a sense of belonging, self-realization, self-confidence… We strive to help women and men all over the world fulfill these aspirations, while understanding and respecting all the nuances in cultures, needs and traditions.
And so our mission is to offer to all women and men on the planet the best of beauty in terms of quality, efficacy, safety and responsibility. With such strong foundations, we conceive and build an infinite diversity of beauty products and services – in order to share the best of beauty with everyone, everywhere.
For more than 110 years, we have devoted our energy and our competencies solely to one business: beauty. We have chosen to offer our expertise in the service of women and men worldwide, meeting the infinite diversity of their beauty desires. We are committed to fulfilling this mission ethically and responsibly.
Our goal is to offer each and every person around the world the best of beauty in terms of quality, efficacy, safety, sincerity and responsibility to satisfy all beauty needs and desires in their infinite diversity.
Because beauty is a permanent quest, we harness the power of our innovation to continually enhance the performance of our products and services.
Because we value diversity, we leverage each of our brands to celebrate all expressions of beauty.
Because we strive to be exemplary with a long-term vision, we anchor our actions in our strong values and demanding ethical principles.
And because we are the global leader in beauty, we are aware that everything we do can have a meaningful impact.
We act to shape the future of beauty by leveraging the best of science and technology, increasingly inspired by nature.
We act to drive social innovation by offering the best working conditions, training, and social protection for our employees.
We act to build a business with inclusivity at its heart by ensuring we are as diverse as the people we serve.
We act to nurture lasting partnerships with our clients and suppliers based on mutual trust and collaboration.
We act to create value for all our shareholders, by sustaining a robust business model.
We act to champion the cause of women and to strengthen the communities with which we engage.
We act to protect the beauty of the planet by fighting climate change, respecting biodiversity and preserving natural resources.