Nicolas Hieronimus will succeed Jean-Paul Agon as the new CEO of L’Oréal on May 1 of next year, reports Women’s Wear Daily.
The storied beauty company has had only four CEOs in its century of existence and WWD recently asked our founder, Edouard Thoumyre, what sorts of qualities the company would be looking for in a successor.
Well regarded current CEO Jean-Paul Agon will be retiring after 15 years of service with the company. He will be remembered for his focus on making the company more international in operations, distribution and marketing and for numerous corporate sustainability initiatives he championed.
Joining the company in the late eighties, Nicolas Hieronimus rose through the ranks of L’Oréal first as a product manager, then as marketing director for the Laboratoires Garnier, and then general manager of several important international divisions. After working closely with Agon for many years and being groomed for the position of CEO, Heironimus was long considered the heir apparent.
We congratulate L’Oréal and Nicolas Hieronimus on the appointment!
Edouard Thoumyre is a seasoned executive recruiter with over 17 years of experience in executive search, as the Founder and Managing Partner of ACCUR Recruiting Services. Specializing in the Consumer and Luxury Goods industries, he has a proven track record of placing senior level and C-level executives in family, private equity-backed, and Fortune 500 companies in the beauty, wine & spirits, watch & jewelry, home goods, and tobacco industries, among others. Edouard Thoumyre holds a master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from HEC Paris (#1 European Business School, Financial Times rankings) and a master’s degree in industrial engineering from Centrale Lille (a top 10 French engineering school). ACCUR Recruiting Services has been recognized as a Forbes Top 100 executive search firm since 2018.
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