A graduate of l’École des Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur (HEI France), Barbara Lavernos joined L’Oréal in 1991 as a buyer at the Aulnay factory, before becoming Head of Purchasing at the Ormes factory for make-up and perfume. In 2000, she was appointed Head of the Rambouillet factory. In 2004, she was appointed General Manager of Purchasing for the Group overseeing the buying of raw materials, packaging, merchandising and promotional material, real estate and general expenses. In 2012, Barbara Lavernos was appointed General Manager of the Travel Retail for L’Oréal Luxe and in 2013, General Manager of the Group’s Travel Retail Worldwide, the new multi-divisional Travel Retail business which encompasses all the brands of L’Oréal Luxe, Active Cosmetics, Professional Products, Consumer Products and The Body Shop. On November 1st 2014, she was appointed Executive Vice-President Operations and member of the Group’s Executive Committee.