L’Oréal India Appoints Pankaj Sharma as Director, Consumer Products Division

Aseem Kaushik elevated to Head of Asia Pacific Region for Professional Products Division

Mumbai, 04 February 2020: L’Oréal India announced the appointment of Pankaj Sharma as Director, Consumer Products Division which includes brands L’Oréal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline New York & NYX Professional Make Up. He replaces Aseem Kaushik who will now head the Professional Products Division for L’Oréal in the Asia Pacific region, based out of Hong Kong.

Pankaj Sharma, a 15-year veteran with L’Oréal India and previously head of the Garnier & Maybelline New York brands, has worked across sales and marketing functions. In his current role, he will focus on building brand salience and driving consumer engagement while expanding L’Oréal’s footprint in India through new growth drivers like e-commerce. Pankaj has also had a stint in Singapore, where he was responsible for driving the growth story for Garnier in South Asia.

Speaking about the development, Amit Jain, Managing Director, L’Oréal India said, ‘’ I am delighted to welcome Pankaj as Director, Consumer Products Division in India. Pankaj’s international experience combined with his commercial and marketing expertise will help accelerate L’Oréal India’s transformation into a BeautyTech company while reinforcing our positioning as India’s beauty advisor. The appointment of Aseem as the Head of our Professional Products Division across the Asia Pacific region is testimony to India’s unique position as a talent hub for L’Oréal globally. Aseem has made a stellar contribution to the growth of our business in India and we wish him great success in his new assignment.’’

Aseem has been associated with the L’Oréal group for 25 years,where he spent 16 years in key roles in the Professional Products Division, eventually being appointed Director, Professional Products Division in 2011. He was a pioneer in defining and revolutionising the Professional business in India. In 2017, Aseem took over the role of Director, Consumer Products Division and under his leadership, the division registered high double digit growth . Aseem also pivoted the high growth journey for the e-commerce channel for L’Oréal India.

About L’Oréal India

L’Oréal India has been present in the country as a wholly-owned subsidiary of L’Oréal S.A. since 1994. Today L’Oréal India is present in all distribution channels with 14 brands, available in mass market channels (L’Oréal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline New-York, NYX Professional Makeup); in hair and beauty salons (L’Oréal Professionnel, Matrix, Kérastase, Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals, Decleor); in selective distribution (Kiehl’s, Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Diesel).

L’Oréal India employs over 1,700 people across its headquarters in Mumbai, four regional offices, two manufacturing facilities in Chakan (Pune) and in Baddi (Himachal Pradesh) and Research and Innovation facilities in Mumbai and Bengaluru.

Contacts L’Oréal India

Director - Communications, Sustainability & Public Affairs, L’Oréal India - Snehhal Chitneni

Tel : + 91 98201 58358

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Genesis BCW - Naina Siwach

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Genesis BCW - Neesha Roy

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