Sophie A. Gasperment
Lead Non-Executive Director
Ms. Gasperment, has served as Group General Manager, Financial Communication and Strategic Prospective of L’Oréal, the world’s leading beauty company, since January 2014. She has held multiple marketing and general management positions at L’Oréal since joining the company in September 1986, including Chief Executive Officer and Executive Chairman of The Body Shop International, the iconic British retailer spanning 60 countries and ca. 20,000 people strong, from July 2008 to October 2013, as well as Managing Director, L’Oréal UK and Ireland, from January 2004 to January 2008. Since June 2010, Ms. Gasperment has also served on the board of AccorHotels, a publicly traded company and a world leader in hospitality, and is currently Chair of that board's Appointments and Compensation Committee and a member of the Audit Committee and Governance, Compliance and CSR Committee. Ms. Gasperment brings to the Board her leadership skills and perspective, international brand-building experience, expertise in managing a portfolio of branded go-to-market businesses, and acumen in both consumer goods and retail, as well as her broader business experience in multi-cultural environments.