L’Oréal India has announced the name of its new managing director for South Asia pacific region. From August 1, 2013 onwards Jean-Christophe Letellier will be new managing director. Pierre-Yves Arzel was serving on this position. Arzel has been promoted to managing director of South Asia and Pacific region. 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. Taking the charge, he 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.”
It is worth noticing that a leadership change at L’Oreal India has come at a time when the company is in a process to realign its operations across the Asia Pacific. The realignment is expected to help the company adapt to rapid globalization and boost its universalization strategy to add the next billion consumers, the company stated in its press statement.