L’Oréal USA rolls out executive leadership changes

L’Oréal USA rolls out executive leadership changes

This week the cosmetics company announced four appointments and a couple of departures. The men taking on new leadership roles across professional products, brands, and HR have all been working with L’Oréal for years.

Besides the new titled roles that David Greenberg, Ikdeep Singh, Tim Coolican, and Stephane Charbonnier are stepping into, these “newly appointed executives will [also] join the L’Oréal USA Strategic Committee,” notes the L’Oréal press release about the leadership changes.  


As part of the announcement, L’Oréal shared news that senior vice president of Human Resources Sarah Hibberson “will depart from her role.” Hibberson has worked with the beauty company for 30 years. And she’s “demonstrated a true passion for people, always acting as the voice of the employees,” according to the company press release, and she “has always been a trusted partner to the business leaders with whom she worked.”

On her LinkedIn page Hibberson writes, “I am proud to have worked at the #1 Beauty Company in the world,” and goes on to say that “hiring and developing the best talent to reach this success is the most rewarding part of my journey.”

Also leaving the company is Pat Parenty, who’s retiring from his post at president of the professional products division here in the States, a role he’s held since late 2010.

He’s credited with the developing L’Oreal’s SalonCentric professional products distribution model. “Under his leadership, the division experienced significant sales growth, optimized new distribution channels to enhance consumer connectivity, and created an inclusive culture that attracted salon professionals and top talent throughout the U.S. market,” according to the release.

Promoted from within

The company’s new group president of the professional products division in North America is David Greenberg. He’s charged with not only overseeing the SalonCentric business but also with expanding the professional brand portfolio: He “will hold direct responsibility for the division’s U.S. and Canada operations and SalonCentric. In this role, Greenberg will continue to grow brand activities across both markets by leveraging SalonCentric and seizing new opportunities to further develop the professional brand portfolio,” according to the company announcement. His tenure with the company dates back to 1993.

In the consumer products division, Ikdeep Singh will now be the brand president of Maybelline, Garnier, and Essie. Most previously, he was L’Oréal’s president of consumer products in Canada and in his new role “will oversee all aspects of business leadership on the portfolio of brands and is responsible for accelerating their growth in the U.S. market.”

Tim Coolican, who has worked for L’Oréal since 2004, will be the company’s new brand president of L’Oréal Paris. And Stephane Charbonnier, who has been with company nearly three years, is moving up the ranks to become the senior vice president of human resources and the chief human resources officer for L’Oréal USA.

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