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L’Oreal appoints Amit Jain as new India MD

New Delhi | Updated on June 20, 2018 Published on June 20, 2018

French beauty major L’Oréal on Wednesday said that it has appointed Amit Jain as its new India Managing Director, effective August 1 making him the first Indian to lead the company’s operations in the country.

He will succeed Jean-Christophe Letellier, who is set to take up a senior position within the L’Oréal Group, after a five-year stint in the role.

The company said that besides India, Jain will also look after its operations in Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal and will report to Pierre-Yves Arzel, Vice-President - South Asia-Pacific Zone, and Jochen Zaumseil – Vice-President, APAC.

In his last role, Jain held the position of the Managing Director, North-West Europe for Akzo Nobel and was based in Amsterdam. In the past 30 years, he has worked with various companies such as ICI, Coca-Cola, Viacom and Akzo Nobel.

In a statement, Pierre-Yves Arzel, Vice-President - South Asia Pacific Zone, L’Oréal, said, “Under Jean-Christophe Letellier’s his leadership, the country experienced significant sales growth, revolutionised digital and e-commerce platforms, and achieved ambitious targets in skill development and environmental sustainability.”

“We believe that Amit’s rich global experience with a deep understanding of India, transformational leadership skills and inclusive personality will be an important asset in further developing L’Oréal’s business in India,” he added.

Published on June 20, 2018
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