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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 Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Group in 2006. Jean-Paul Agon served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of L’Oréal from March 2011 to May 2021. He has been holding the office of Chairman of the Board of Directors since May 1, 2021.

Positions and activities

Functions within the Air Liquide Group

  • Director: L’Air Liquide S.A.* (Lead Director since May 2017)
  • Chairman of the Appointments and Governance Committee
  • Member of the Remuneration Committee

Positions or activities outside the Air Liquide Group

  • Chairman of the Board of Directors: 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.