Jérôme Drapeau is a graduate of HEI-Lille engineering school. He began his career at L'Oréal in 1998 at the Burgos plant in Spain as a production engineer. In 2001, he joined the Caudry plant, France, as coordinator for the building of a new production unit and became Production Unit Manager in 2003. From 2005 to 2007 he was the Production Unit Manager at the Albesa plant in Spain before becoming Director of the Gotemba plant in Japan in 2007. Since July 2011, Jerôme Drapeau is Director of the Active Cosmetics Production Centre, at Vichy and La Roche-Posay.