Hong Kong, 7 September 2021 – Eva Yu, President and Managing Director of L’Oréal Hong Kong, was bestowed with the insignia of Knight in the National Order of Merit (Chevalier dans l’Ordre National du Mérite) during a ceremony presided by Consul General of France Mr. Alexandre Giorgini on 6 September 2021 at the Residence of France.
Eva is a 21-year veteran at L’Oréal Group, the world’s number 1 beauty company headquartered in France. Before the current role, Eva was Managing Director for L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific, overseeing duty-free businesses across 27 diverse markets. Eva is the first Asian female leader appointed by the L’Oréal Group to lead the Hong Kong business as well as the Travel Retail business in Asia Pacific. Eva has served as Councillor of the French Chamber of Commerce and Industry in Hong Kong since 2017.
With the insignia of Knight in the National Order of Merit awarded on behalf of the President of the French Republic, the Consul General of France Mr. Alexandre Giorgini wishes to recognize Eva’s remarkable contribution over the years in promoting the business relationship and culture exchange between Hong Kong and France, both through her professional work and her dedication to serving the French international business community in Hong Kong.
Eva is widely recognized in the industry as a visionary business leader and is amongst the few inspirational female leaders and role models at the CEO level for young women in Hong Kong and across Asia.
As a home-grown talent and one of the top female leaders in the L’Oréal Group, Eva is a strong champion of diversity, inclusion and sustainability, core values shared by the France and Hong Kong cultures. Throughout the years, she has done remarkable work in advancing gender equality and diversity both at the workplace and through her community work in Hong Kong.
About the National Order of Merit
The National Order of Merit (Ordre National du Mérite) is the second order honoring French citizens, after the Legion of Honor (Légion d’Honneur). It rewards distinguished merits made either in a public, civil or military capacity, or in the exercise of a private activity. Foreign nationals may be rewarded in the National Order of Merit, but they cannot become members of the Order. The National Order of Merit is composed of Knights, Officers, Commanders, Grand Officers and Grand Crosses.
L’Oréal has devoted itself to beauty for over 100 years. The Group has a unique international portfolio of 35 diverse and complementary brands, and employs 85,400 people worldwide. As the world’s leading beauty company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail, branded retail and e-commerce. Research and innovation, and a dedicated research team of 4,000 people, are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world. L’Oréal sets out ambitious sustainable development goals across the Group for 2030 and aims to empower its ecosystem for a more inclusive and sustainable society.
L’Oréal Hong Kong was established in 1983 as a subsidiary of the L’Oréal Group, and it offers 19 brands to local customers. L’Oréal Hong Kong has been active in giving back to the local community and recognized as a “Caring Company” since 2003. More information: https://www.loreal.com/en/hong-kong-sar/