L’Oréal USA: named An Verhulst president of L’Oréal USA’s Professional Products Division (PPD). Ms. Verhulst started at L’Oréal 18 years ago in PPD in Belgium where she was in charge of marketing for L’Oréal Professionnel. In 1998, Ms. Verhulst moved to the division’s headquarters in Paris. Two years later, she was named general manager for PPD in The Netherlands. In 2004, Ms. Verhulst was promoted to general manager of PPD for L’Oréal in Brazil.
In other news, Laurant Attal, who has been president and chief executive officer of L’Oréal USA for the past four years, has been named executive vice president and managing director of research and innovation in Paris. He will succeed Jean-Francois Grollier, who will retire at the end of this year. Mr. Attal will be replaced at the helm of the North American operation on July 1 by Frederic Roze, who currently directs L’Oreal’s Consumer Products Division for Europe.