French cosmetics company L'Oreal is set to name deputy Chief Executive Officer Nicolas Hieronimus as its new chief, replacing long-time boss Jean-Paul Agon, French newspaper Le Figaro reported late on Tuesday.
Sales at Maybelline maker L’Oréal fell more sharply than expected in the second quarter, though the French beauty giant managed to contain any major profit erosion as the COVID-19 pandemic forced stores to close.
Coty Inc on Thursday named former top executive of L'Oreal, Sue Nabi, as chief executive officer, its third CEO in this year, sending the shares of the cosmetics maker up about 4% in premarket trading.
L'Oreal 's Chairman and Chief Executive Jean-Paul Agon said on Tuesday he expected the cosmetic group's nominations committee to propose a candidate to succeed him by the autumn as his mandate expires.
Purchases of cosmetics have picked up strongly again, particularly in China, as some countries exit coronavirus shutdowns that forced hair salons and retailers to close, L'Oreal Chief Executive Jean-Paul Agon said.
L'Oreal aims to cut out non-recycled plastic packaging by 2030 and bring in greener products like solid shampoo bars under its flagship Garnier brand as it steps up an environmental push, it said on Thursday.