L’Oréal Canada will welcome two new members on its Management Committee, Solenne Lafeytaud, Vice President and Chief Corporate Affairs and Engagement Officer and Marie-Evelyne François, Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer, announced An Verhulst-Santos, President & CEO.
Solenne Lafeytaud is joining L’Oréal with more than 20 years of experience in the communications field, after having held several positions in Marketing, Sales and Human Resources. In 2005, she joined SAP where she most recently held the position of Vice President and Head of Corporate Communications, SAP Industries and Customer Advisory, on a global basis. Passionate, energetic, a good listener with great interpersonal skills, she will build the communications and stakeholder engagement strategies. Her Corporate Affairs and Engagement frame will focus on building strong external relations as well as reinforcing employee engagement, thus, boosting emotional loyalty towards L’Oréal Canada both externally and internally.
Marie-Evelyne Francois, who will assume the role of Chief Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Officer for L’Oréal Canada, had a rich and varied career within L’Oréal, joining the Group 22 years ago as a financial controller. She has held various positions within L’Oréal Operations, in plants, in manufacturing supply chain, and within the company’s distribution center, as Commercial Logistics Director and, most recently, as Supply Chain Director for the Active Cosmetics Division.
These two new roles — Corporate Affairs & Engagement and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion — are strategic pillars in the leadership frame of the leader in the Canadian Beauty industry. “Building trust and protecting our reputation is of utmost importance to L’Oréal Canada, as is Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. These two functions are absolutely strategic in bringing our sense of purpose, creating the beauty that moves the world, to life,” said An Verhulst-Santos.