Barbara Lavernos

Executive Vice President of Operations and group Management Committee at L’Oréal

Barbara Lavernos is the Executive Vice President of Operations and a group Management Committee member since 2014. She manages the value chain of all L’Oréal products: from design and packaging, sourcing, manufacturing (42 factories, 71 distribution centers, 20,000 employees, over one billion euros in business sales) to the worldwide supply chain. Barbara, along with her teams, is leading Operations’ major transformation regarding e-commerce and Industry 4.0.
Prior to this, Barbara was the Managing Director of the Travel Retail business worldwide and led her team through a period of outstanding global growth. Barbara joined L’Oréal 25 years ago and has enjoyed a rich and diverse career path, holding various positions such as Global Chief Procurement Officer for the L’Oréal group (including raw materials, packaging, marketing expenses promotional items, merchandising, real estate, capex, indirect sourcing). She previously held various positions in product development and purchasing as well that of Plant Director in France. An engineer, she is a graduate of l’Ecole des Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur (HEI France).