French national, born in 1964
First elected in 2020 (as of 1 September 2020)
Sophie Gasperment joined the world-leading beauty and personal care company L’Oréal from business school, in 1986. After 14 years in operational and strategic marketing positions, she was appointed General Manager for L’Oréal in the UK.
She remained UK-based for the following 14 years, notably as L’Oréal UK/Ireland Managing Director, as well as Chair and global Chief Executive Officer of The Body Shop, the iconic English omnichannel brand spanning 60 countries and c. 20,000 people strong. She then led L’Oréal’s Strategic Prospective and the group’s Financial communication, with a specific focus on digital acceleration. Since 2019, she has been Senior Advisor at Boston Consulting Group, Non-Executive Director of listed companies and Angel investor in a number of innovative ventures.
Sophie Gasperment holds the following mandates in listed companies: Member of the Board of global hospitality company Accor (up until the 2022 AGM) where she chairs the Nomination, Remuneration and CSR Committee, Member of the Board of international home improvement retailer Kingfisher plc, where she chairs the Responsible Business Committee, Member of the Supervisory Board of international investment company D’Ieteren Group, and Lead Independent Director of Nasdaq-listed technology company Cimpress.
She is a graduate of ESSEC business school and of INSEAD. She had the opportunity to contribute to the Business Advisory Council of Saïd Business School, Oxford University.