JULIEN LAPORTE has an extensive experience in the cosmetics and personal care industry. He is the former CEO of Crabtree & Evelyn, the English retail cosmetic brand. He is also advisor to several companies in the beauty and luxury sector, including Coty-JAB. Previously, he was board member in charge of international business development of Ales Group, Managing Director of Melvita and member of the global management committee of L’Occitane en Provence and CEO of Forte Pharma Laboratories. Julien also held a number of management positions over a 10-year period at the L’Oréal Group based in France, the Baltic States and Turkey and before at the Danone group based in Spain. Mr. Laporte graduated from ESC Reims and holds an Executive MBA from INSEAD.