L’Oréal India appoints Shalini Raghavan as Chief Marketing Officer

L’Oréal India announced the appointment of Shalini Raghavan as the Chief Marketing Officer for its Consumer Products Division (CPD) today.

Shalini will be responsible for driving overall marketing capability and strengthening digital initiatives to build a strong strategy for L’Oréal’s CPD brands – L’Oréal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline New York & NYX Professional Make up. Shalini holds an MBA from S.P Jain institute of Management and is a bachelor in Economics from Chennai.

In her new role, Shalini will report into Jean-Christophe Letellier, MD – L’Oréal India and will oversee marketing, media, public relations and digital functions. She will work towards creating an innovation pipeline and brand development for L’Oréal India at the country level.

“L’Oréal is the world leader in beauty for over a century and has grown this category in India with a blend of enterprise, insights and first to market innovations. I am deeply passionate about the beauty business and the opportunity to build on L’Oréal India’s leadership position is an exciting journey that I look forward to,” says Shalini on her appointment.

With over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry, Shalini joins L’Oréal from Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL). She has worked in leadership roles in marketing and business development of brands such as Lux and Lakmé, and was recently the Global Brand Director (Asian and African) of Dove Masterbrand.

Commenting on the new appointment, Jean-Christophe Letellier, Managing Director, L’Oréal India said, “Shalini is an experienced marketing professional with a deep insight into the beauty business. Her international experience and knowledge of building organizational capacity in strategy, innovation and marketing will be prized as we look to grow our presence across the country.”