Sales: $1.3 billion
Key Personnel: Pierre-Yves Revol, chairman of the Pierre Fabre Foundation; Bertrand Parmentier, group chief executive officer; Eric Ducournau, chief executive officer, dermo-cosmetics; Frédéric Duchesne, chief executive officer, pharmaceuticals; Michael Danon, senior vice president, legal, pharmaceutical and public affairs; Thierry Denjean, senior vice president, human resources, ethics and sustainable development; Luc Péligry, senior vice president, finance and operations; Marc Alias, director, corporate communications; Olivier Siegler, director digital, processes and organization.
Major Products: Dermo-cosmetics sold under brand names that include A-Derma, Ducray, Eau Thermale Avéne, Elancyl, Galénic, Klorane, Pierre Fabre Dermatologie and René Furterer.
New Products: Avéne—Thermal Spring Water, Very High Protection sun care, Tolérance Extréme mask, emulsion and cream, Cold Cream.
Comments: Pierre Fabre calls itself the No. 1 European and the No. 2 global player in the dermo-cosmetics market. One or more of the company’s 10 brands can be found in 130 countries. Last year, Pierre Fabre Dermo-Cosmetics set up operations in Denmark, representing its 14th European subsidiary. Also in 2016, Klorane celebrated its 50th anniversary.
While on the subject of milestones, this year, René Furterer marks its 60th anniversary this year.