The L’Occitane Group has announced the appointment of Laurent Marteau as Group Managing Director, effective 1st September 2022. Based in Geneva, Laurent Marteau will report to André Hoffmann, Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group.

Laurent Marteau comes with over 20 years of experience in the global beauty industry. He worked for the LVMH Group for 15 years, in various senior management roles and countries, before joining La Prairie Group in 2014 as VP for Global Travel Retail & Special Channels and becoming a member of the Board of Directors in the same year. In 2020, he expanded his responsibilities and was made VP for Europe, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. He graduated from IEP Lyon and EM Lyon Business School, in France.

"We are delighted to welcome Laurent to further drive our transformation into a global, multi-brand group. His in-depth knowledge of the global beauty industry will be a real asset to accelerate our long-standing omni-channel strategy in our key markets,” said André Hoffman
Vice-Chairman and CEO of the L’Occitane Group.

The L’Occitane group’s portfolio of brands includes L’Occitane en Provence, L’Occitane au Brésil, Melvita and Sol de Janeiro.