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Jacques Challes has been appointed chief innovation officer at L’Oréal, succeeding Nicolas Rosselli, who will retire as of July 1.
The innovation department plays a central and major role within the research and innovation (R&I) department at L’Oréal, discovering and identifying new growth opportunities by the upstream development of major innovations and key breakthrough projects.
Challes joined L’Oréal’s consumer products division in 1982, where he held the positions of marketing director in France and then in the Euro zone in 1989. He joined the top management of L’Oréal Paris in London in 1992 and was appointed international general manager of Garnier in 2000 and managing director of India in 2008.