The Robertet Group has appointed Jérôme Bruhat as Chief Operating Officer.
Jérôme Bruhat’s arrival in the General Management team is the result of a selection process carried out in 2021. This appointment is linked to the future dissociation of the functions of the group’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Philippe Maubert, which will take effect after the General Assembly scheduled for next June 2022. At that time, Philippe Maubert will assume the role of non-executive Chairman and Jérôme Bruhat that of Chief Executive Officer.
Jérôme Bruhat joins the Robertet Group after more than three decades with the L’Oréal Group. Aged 54, he has been President of the L’Oréal Group in Japan since 2015. He began his career in 1991 in the Public Products division in France, before moving on to General Management positions in Belgium, Germany, Japan and the United States (among other positions, he was Global Director of the Maybelline New York brand and President of L’Oréal Germany).
Turnover up by 12.7%
This appointment is an important step in the evolution of the group’s governance. It comes after a very good year in 2021 where the Robertet’s turnover reached 606 million euros, an increase of 12.7% (14.9% at constant exchange rates), and by division +12% in Raw Materials, +16% in Fragrance, +8% in Flavors.
“In a turbulent global economic context, the group has been able to assert its leadership position in all its natural product ranges - a guarantee of its independence - while ensuring that the ambitious lines of development in terms of Social and Environmental Responsibility that it has set itself are upheld,” said Robertet in a statement.