Laurent Attal holds French nationality. He 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).
He has been a Director of Sanofi and a member of the Strategy Committee since 2012.
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.
In 2002, he became member of the Executive Committee of L’Oréal and Head of the pharmaceutical company Galderma, the joint-venture between Nestlé and L’Oréal. From 2005 to 2009 he was President and CEO of L’Oréal USA. Since January 2010, he is Executive Vice-President Research and Innovation at L’Oréal.
Laurent Attal is also Director of the Fondation d’Entreprise L’Oréal.