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Laurent Attal

Laurent Attal

Executive Vice President Research & Innovation of l’Oréal*
Date of birth: February 11, 1958
Nationality: French
First elected: May 2012
Last reappointment: May 2016
Term expires: General Meeting 2020
Business address: 54, rue la Boétie – 75008 Paris (France)

Director / Member of the Strategy Committee / Member of the Scientific Committee

Directorships and appointments outside the Sanofi Group

Directorships as of 12/31/2018

  • Director of Fondation d’Entreprise L’Oréal (France)

Past directorships expiring within the last five years


(*) Listed companies are indicated by an asterisk.

Education and business experience

Laurent Attal holds a Doctorate of Medicine with a specialty in dermatology from the Faculty of Medicine in Paris, and holds an MBA from INSEAD (Institut Européen d’Administration des Affaires).

Since January 2010, he is Executive Vice President Research & Innovation of l’Oréal.

Laurent Attal joined L’Oréal in 1986 in France as a sales representative. Over the next several years he held various positions within the Active Cosmetics division and was appointed CEO of Vichy in 1994. Four years later, He was named President of the Active Cosmetics division, with brands including Vichy, La Roche-Posay and Innéov, joint venture between L’Oréal and Nestlé related to Nutricosmetics.

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