Myriam Cohen-Welgryn

Myriam Cohen-Welgryn

President Active Cosmetics Division, L’Oréal

Myriam Cohen-Welgryn, President Active Cosmetics Division, L’Oréal is a French national, graduated from ESSEC before starting her career at Procter and Gamble as Brand Manager in 1989.

She moved to PepsiCo in 1996 where she held various Marketing Director positions. She then joined Danone where she successfully led global brands and operational markets, and worked in various countries before becoming Environment Vice President, Nature General Manager in 2009. In this role, she was responsible for leading the environmental transformation of the Danone Group, putting environmental impact at the core of the business and brand strategies. In 2012, she joined Mars as President of Mars Petcare and Food France, a position she held for nearly 4 years. She was most recently Regional President of Pet Nutrition Europe at Mars.

An experienced leader, Myriam Cohen-Welgryn has a very complete career in FMCG, including brand development, portfolio management, and operational business unit management at country and Zone level. She has spent a large part of her career internationally in four different countries and has a strong track record in accelerating the growth and profitability of the businesses she managed, whilst creating a great place to work and fostering the development of women in business.

She is currently a member of the Advisory Board of LEAD Network, a network for the promotion of women in FMCG, and a published author, specialized in team engagement, business growth and diversity.