L'Oreal India names Jean-Christophe Letellier as MD!

L’Oréal India has announced the appointment of Jean-Christophe Letellier as its new Managing Director (MD) succeeding Pierre-Yves Arzel who has been promoted as MD – South Asia Pacific region, L’Oréal.

To adapt to the rapid globalization of its activities and to boost its universalization strategy to conquer the next billion consumers, L’Oreal’s Asia Pacific zone will group into two strategic regions, Northern Asia and Southern Asia and Pacific. As MD - South Asia and Pacific, Pierre-Yves Arzel moves to Singapore to manage India, ASEAN countries, Australia and New Zealand.

Leading L’Oréal India for the past year, Pierre-Yves Arzel has been instrumental in launching the Research & Innovation Center which will help L’Oréal in innovating closer to the Indian consumer. A veteran at L’Oréal, Pierre-Yves is at ease in both mature and emerging markets and has held positions of Country Manager across Korea, Canada, Japan, UK and India.

Pierre-Yves Arzel said, “I am delighted to take on my new role and I hope to use my India experience in a broader context in the South Asia and Pacific market. Jean Christophe’s acute marketing sense, his leadership and business capacities, the rich experience he has gained in other markets will help him achieve L’Oréal’s ambitious and aggressive goals for the Indian market.”

Jean-Christophe Letellier, a longtime employee of L’Oréal since 1994, started his career in Thailand before embarking on an accelerated and successful career in the Consumer Products Division (CPD) France. In 2002 he was promoted to Marketing Director, Garnier and Maybelline for Europe while also taking on a general management role in Belgium as General Manager, CPD. In 2008 Jean-Christophe was appointed Country Manager Indonesia. For the last 18 months Jean-Christophe has been General Manager for CPD for India and South East Asia.

Jean-Christophe Letellier said, “I am very excited to take up this role which I hope will take L’Oréal India to its next phase of growth. India has immense potential and I hope to play a key role in achieving L’Oréal’s objective of reaching one billion new consumers.”


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