Aseem Kaushik, Director CPD Loreal

D.P Sharma takes over as Division GM, Professional Products Division

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L’Oréal India, today announced the appointment of Aseem Kaushik as Director, Consumer Products Division (CPD) and the elevation of D.P Sharma as General Manager, Professional Products Division (PPD). Aseem will now be in charge of CPD brands – L’Oréal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline New York and NYX.

Aseem began his career with L’Oréal India in 1995 with the Consumer Products Division. After spending 7 years in CPD sales, he moved to the Professional Products Division in 2002 in Key Account Management. He later took over the challenge of launching and managing the brand Matrix in 2005 and was subsequently appointed as Director of the Professional Products Division in 2011 which comprised brands – L’Oréal Professionnel, Matrix, Kerastase, Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals and Decleor.  Aseem has been the driving force behind the strengthening of these brands and the consistency of their performance. With his vision to seize business opportunity, the acquisition of the brand Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals was made possible, representing a great and strategic relay of growth in the long term.

Taking over from Aseem in PPD will be D.P Sharma. DP has spent over 17 years in L’Oréal India. He joined in the commercial team of L’Oreal Professionnel and spent about 5 years with the brand before moving to Matrix where he spent 10 years. In his last role as Brand GM – Matrix and Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals, he has been responsible in driving all-round growth of Matrix to create the largest footprint across the country. He has also been part of the core team that integrated PPD India’s first skincare brand- Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals in 2013 and has been instrumental in successfully establishing the brand in the market.

Jean-Christophe Letellier, MD, L’Oréal India says, “Aseem has been a pioneer in defining and revolutionizing the professional business in India. Together with his teams, he built-up a real success story, based on 3 key principles: strong and collaborative teams, continuous focus on education, and true salon centricity. Under his leadership, the Professional Products Division has grown consistently to make India the No.1 growth contributor for Professional Products Division in the world for L’Oréal.”

He added, “D.P has demonstrated a tremendous capacity for growing and developing our salon businesses across India. We are extremely confident in his abilities and are pleased to have someone of his experience to lead our Professional Division.”

About L’Oréal India

L’Oréal India has been present in the country as a wholly owned subsidiary of L’Oréal S.A. since 1994. Today L’Oréal India is present in all distribution channels with 15 brands, available in mass market channels (L’Oréal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline New-York); in hair and beauty salons (L’Oréal Professionnel, Matrix, Kérastase, Cheryl’s Cosmeceuticals); in and in selective distribution (Lancôme, Kiehl’s, Yves Saint Laurent, Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Diesel, Guy Laroche).

L’Oréal India employs over 1,600 people across four regional offices, including at its two manufacturing facilities in Chakan (Pune) and in Baddi (Himachal Pradesh), its Research and Innovation facilities in Mumbai & Bengaluru and at its headquarters in Mumbai.