Jackie Celestin André

International Diversity Director, L’Oréal

Jackie Celestin-André, is currently International Diversity Director based at L’Oréal Headquarters in Paris France. She reports to L’Oréal’s Chief Diversity Officer. She joined in 2007, with responsibilities to embed the Diversity policy in areas such as training, recruitment, career management and communications. Since 2011, she developed a new strategic axe, “Diversity and Marketing”, to work on the importance of leveraging the diversity of consumers for sustainable growth.

She works with brands such as L’Oréal Paris, Maybelline, Lancôme, La Roche Posay and across different geographic markets. In this function, Jackie develops programs to gain consumer relevancy/knowledge, to detect trends and market changes, product and service innovation, with a strong focus digital.

Jackie joined L’Oréal as Marketing Director in the Africa, Orient and Pacific zone responsible for developing and marketing Maybelline in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Morocco, India. Following the acquisitions of SoftSheen and Carson companies, Jackie played a pivotal role in integrating these brands within L’Oréal and developing products for international markets.

Prior to L’Oréal, Jackie held marketing positions with Colgate-Palmolive in New York, Brussels and Paris. She worked for Warner Lambert and Geer DuBois advertising. An experience in Singapore, researching export business opportunities for US companies to Asia, solidified her interest in working internationally.

Born and raised in Brooklyn, Jackie holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University, and a M.B.A. from Kellogg School of Management. Her professional experiences have exposed her to many countries and cultures throughout the world. She has two young bilingual kids, who love both Brooklyn and Paris.

Linkedin: Jackie Celestin-André

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