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President, Consumer Products Division, North America
Nathalie Gerschtein leads thousands of diverse and talented L’Oréal employees who are passionate about embodying L’Oréal’s global purpose: to create the beauty that moves the world. She is the first woman to lead L’Oréal’s Consumer Products Division (CPD) in North America.
As president of the largest division in the L’Oréal Group’s North America Zone, Nathalie is responsible for accelerating growth, innovation, and sustainable practices across its mass market portfolio of brands and product categories from skin care and makeup to hair care and hair color in the United States and Canada. This extensive portfolio includes some of the most trusted and iconic brands such as L’Oréal Paris, Maybelline New York, Garnier, and NYX Professional Makeup, in addition to Essie, Thayers Natural Remedies, Carol’s Daughter, and Softsheen-Carson.
Nathalie began her 20-year career with L’Oréal through the company’s management trainee program. Two decades later, Nathalie has led a variety of businesses within the L’Oréal Group across Europe, Asia, and North America. She has played a pivotal role in transforming the beauty industry, including her notable contributions at L’Oréal Thailand, first as Consumer Products Division general manager and then as Country Manager and CEO. Under her active leadership, L’Oréal Thailand became the organization’s strongest business in South Asia.
In her most recent role as president of CPD USA, Nathalie spearheaded the acceleration of the Division, driving continued outstanding momentum and gaining market share.
Nathalie sits on the Board of Directors of DermTech, an American public biotech company with a mission to transform dermatology – a natural fit for a professional deeply committed to transforming skincare and improving people’s lives.
Through an appointment by the French Prime Minister, Nathalie has been serving as a French Foreign Trade Advisors (CCEF) since 2016.
She is a graduate of HEC School of Management in Paris, the London Business School, and INSEAD’s senior executive leadership program.
She currently resides in New York City with her husband and daughter.