Barbara Lavernos

Barbara Lavernos, Director

At a Glance

Date of birth

April 22, 1968


French and German

First elected or appointed

April 2021

Term expires

General Meeting 2025

Education and Business Experience

Barbara Lavernos has spent her entire career with L’Oréal, whom she joined in 1991. In 2004, she was appointed Global Chief Procurement Officer, and was Managing Director of Travel Retail in 2011. In 2014, she was appointed Executive Vice-President Operations and became a member of the L’Oréal group Executive Committee. Since the end of 2018, she becomes Chief Technology and Operations Officer at L’Oréal.


Since February 2021, she is President of Research, Innovation and Technologies and in May 2021, she was appointed Deputy CEO of L'Oréal.


Barbara Lavernos is a graduate of the HEI chemical engineering school at Lille (France).


In December 2020, she was named "Chevalier of the Legion of Honor".

Contact information

46, avenue de la Grande Armée - 75017 Paris (France)

Directorships & Appointments

Inside the Sanofi Group


Member of the Appointments, Governance and CSR Committee

Appointments and Governance and CSR Committee

Strategy Committee

Outside the sanofi group

L'Oréal*: Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Research, Innovation and Technology

Meet the Sanofi Board of Directors

Frédéric Oudéa

Chairman of the Board of Directors