This is a new step marked by both change and continuity for the family-owned French supplier of cosmetic and pharmaceutical ingredients, which was founded in 1880. Ségolène Moyrand-Gros, 40, who represents the 5th generation, is succeeding her father Jacques Moyrand, who headed Gattefossé for 25 years.
“The time has come for me to step back. And it is with great confidence and optimism that I hand over the family torch to Ségolène. She has demonstrated the skills and qualities that one would expect of a president and I know that she is well supported by our management team. Together with Eduardo de Purgly, Chief Executive Officer, they form a strong tandem. A new page is opening for Gattefossé, under the sign of youth and femininity," said Jacques Moyrand, who remains member of the Board of Directors.
After studying business administration and specializing in industrial marketing, Ségolène Moyrand-Gros joined the family company in 2006. First holding a position in international marketing, then Group Communication Manager, she joined the Management Executive Committee in 2019 and is responsible for CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) for the entire group.
Ms. Moyrand-Gros is not the first woman to head the company, since her great-grandmother, Blanche Gattefossé, has presided it for nearly 20 years.
EUR 116 million in 2020
Despite the upheaval that the pandemic has caused for many companies, Gattefossé has succeeded in improving its level of activity in 2020, reaching a turnover of EUR 116 million in 2020.
After launching its latest cosmetic active Elevastin in April, Gattefossé is preparing to launch three products for the pharmaceutical market. At the same time, the group is pursuing its international development and is building a new production site in Texas, USA.
To support its development, Gattefossé plans to continue reinforcing its teams at its headquarters in Lyon, France, and internationally.