The letter to shareholders - N°78 - Spring 2021



Since 1 May 2021, Nicolas Hieronimus is L’Oréal’s Chief Executive Officer. A graduate from ESSEC, in 1985, Nicolas Hieronimus joined L’Oréal in 1987 as Product Manager. He became marketing Director for the Laboratoires Garnier in 1993. 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. In 2005, he became General Manager of L’Oréal Mexico. In 2008, Jean-Paul Agon appointed him as General Manager of the L’Oréal Professional Products Division. In January 2011, he was appointed President L’Oréal Luxe, a role that he held until the end of 2018. In 2013, he took up the position of President Selective Divisions (Luxury, Active Cosmetics, Professional Products). He was named Deputy CEO in charge of Divisions in May 2017.


Also on 1 May, Barbara Lavernos became Deputy CEO in charge of Research, Innovation and Technologies.

Omar Hajeri was appointed President of the Professional Products Division and joined the Executive Committee on 8 March. He succeeds Nathalie Roos, who has wished to take her career in a new direction following nine years with L’Oréal.

Ersi Pirishi was appointed President of the Latin America Zone and will join the Executive Committee. She will take over from Javier San Juan who has decided to retire later this year, after 30 years with the Group. Ersi Pirishi will join the Zone and the Executive Committee in the autumn of 2021.

Asmita Dubey was appointed Chief Digital Officer and member of the Group’s Executive Committee on 22 April. She succeeds Lubomira Rochet, who has decided to continue her career outside the Group following seven years at L’Oréal.

Consult our 2020 publications

The Annual Report

Overview of L’Oréal in 2020, its Divisions, brands, functions and countries, driven by its financial and non-financial performance. Its digital version is available in French, English and Chinese, includes perspectives from L’Oréal experts and stakeholders, as well as a themed approach to content that allows it to respond to the expectations of its multiple audiences. 


The Universal Registration Document (URD)

This document includes the Integrated Report, the Annual Financial Report and the Social  and Environmental Responsibility Report. The URD aims to present the Group’s balanced business model, integrating its sense of purpose, its strategic orientations, its 2020 results, its non-financial performance and its relations with stakeholders. The Group thus displays its dual ambition: economic and social excellence to create sustainable value for all.