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Jean-Paul Agon

Independent Director - Lead Director

Born in 1956 - French nationality

Date of first appointment: 2010
Start of current term: 2018
End of current term: 2022


A graduate of HEC Business School, Jean-Paul Agon began his career with the L’Oréal Group in 1978. From 1981 to 1997, he held various senior management positions first as General Manager of L’Oréal Greece and General Manager of L’Oréal Paris, then International Managing Director for Biotherm International, Managing Director for L’Oréal Germany and finally Managing Director for L’Oréal Asia Zone. From 2001 to 2005, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L’Oréal USA as well as several subsidiaries of the L’Oréal Group in the USA. In 2005, he was appointed Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the L’Oréal Group, and became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Group in 2006. He has been Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L’Oréal since March 2011.

Positions and activities

Functions within the Air Liquide Group

  • Director: L’Air Liquide S.A.* (Lead Director since May 2017; member of the Appointments and Governance Committee since May 2015, then Chairman of this Committe since May 2017; member of the Remuneration Committee since May 2012 - Chairman of this Committee from May 2015 to May 2018)

Positions or activities outside the Air Liquide Group

  • Chairman and Chief Executive Officer: L’Oréal*
  • Chairman: L’Oréal Foundation
  • Director: Raisesherpas, Association française des entreprises privées (AFEP), Institut français des relations internationales (IFRI)

(*) Listed companies are indicated by an asterisk.