L’Oreal Canada creates two new strategic leadership roles
Solenne Lafeytaud, vice president and chief corporate affairs and engagement officer, and Marie-Evelyne Francois, chief diversity equity and inclusion officer, have joined the committee. These two pillars, corporate affairs and engagement and diversity, equity and inclusion, are strategic in the leadership frame of L’Oreal Canada.
“Building trust and protecting our reputation is of utmost importance to L’Oreal Canada, as is diversity, equity and inclusion,” said An Verhulst-Santos, president and CEO. “These two functions are absolutely strategic in bringing our sense of purpose, creating the beauty that moves the world, to life.”
Lafeytaud joins L’Oreal with more than 20 years of experience in the communications field after having held several positions in marketing, sales, and human resources. She will build communications and stakeholder engagement strategies.
“I am thrilled to join the leader in the beauty industry and contribute to making it the most trusted, loved and admired beauty company in Canada,” said Lafeytaud.
Her corporate affairs and engagement frame will focus on building strong external relations as well as reinforcing employee engagement, therefore boosting emotional loyalty towards L’Oreal Canada externally and internally.
Francois has had a rich and varied career at L’Oreal, joining the group 22 years ago as a financial controller. She has held various positions within L’Oreal Operations, in plants, manufacturing supply chain, and within the company’s distribution centre. She has demonstrated cross-functional leadership qualities and an ability to instigate change, with emotional intelligence and the ability to rally key players, L’Oreal noted.
“I am honoured to be given the opportunity to contribute to L’Oreal Canada’s mission of fostering workplaces where all people of every ethnicity, social background, religion, gender, age or disability – visible or invisible – feel welcome and valued,” commented Francois.