September 2015

Hervé Navellou is new General Manager of L’Oréal France

Hervé Navellou has been appointed General Manager of L’Oréal France. To leverage the strategic opportunities offered by the French beauty market, it has been decided to strengthen the governance of the Group’s activities in France by creating a General Management structure for L’Oréal in France headed by Hervé Navellou, President of the Western Europe Zone for the Consumer Products Division.

The L’Oréal France General Management team will 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 as General Manager of L’Oréal France, Hervé Navellou will also take on the role of General Manager of the Consumer Products Division in France.

Hervé Navellou joined L’Oréal in 1986 and spent most of his career with the Consumer Products Division. He 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, Hervé Navellou was appointed Country Manager in Mexico. In 2010, he took over as General Manager of the Consumer Products Division in France and after three years, he joined the Western Europe Zone as President.

“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.