Sales: $1.2 billion
Key Personnel: Jean-Pierre Garnier, chief executive officer, Pierre Fabre SA.
Major Products: Skin care and hair care products sold under the Avéne, Ducray, A-Derma, Pierre Fabre Dermatology, Galénic, Klorane and René Furtere banners.
Comments: In 2008, Pierre Fabre’s Dermo-Cosmétique sales were $1.2 billion, representing 47% of its total revenue. The company currently employs 9,800 people; 3,734 work for the Dermo-Cosmétique unit.
In May, Jean-Pierre Garnier, chief executive officer of Pierre Fabre SA, was awarded the “Knight Commander of the British Empire” medal. He was honored for his personal and professional commitment to fighting AIDS in Africa.