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Cosmetics Europe elects new President, Vice-President and Government Committee


At its 2022 Common Meeting, Cosmetics Europe, the European commerce affiliation representing the cosmetics and private care business, appointed Isabelle Martin (The Estée Lauder Corporations) as its new President and Birgit Huber (IKW) as its new Vice-President. This presidential tandem will likely be supported by a newly elected Government Committee.

Isabelle Martin is at present Vice-President for Public Affairs for the EMEA area at The Estée Lauder Corporations. Earlier than becoming a member of this firm in 2003, she was Director for Authorized and Worldwide Affairs at Colipa (later Cosmetics Europe). Isabelle Martin is a lawyer by training with a PhD diploma in European legislation from the College of Rennes (France) and a post-graduate diploma in EU legislation from the School of Europe (Bruges, Belgium).

At the moment in Europe, we’re witnessing a profound political and societal transformation, which leaves no business untouched. For the cosmetics and private care sector, the quickly evolving regulatory panorama pushed by the inexperienced transition places change firmly on our agenda. It’s for us now to rise to the problem of our instances and contribute to the targets of the European Inexperienced Deal in order that our business continues to fulfill the expectations of our customers and to prosper in Europe,” stated Isabelle Martin, new President of Cosmetics Europe.

Isabelle Martin succeeds Hervé Toutain, Senior Vice President for Product Stewardship and Public Affairs at L’Oréal, who has held the publish of Cosmetics Europe President since June 2020.


Our pan-European community of associations which kind a part of Cosmetics Europe, is a useful resource that I would love us to faucet into much more within the coming years. They’re our sector’s greatest ambassadors on the nationwide stage. Cooperation is vital to creating proactive approaches on points comparable to transparency and sustainability – priorities for our ever extra various client base,” stated Birgit Huber, new Vice-President of Cosmetics Europe.

Birgit Huber is Deputy Director at IKW, the German Beauty, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Affiliation. Earlier than becoming a member of IKW in 1985, she studied meals know-how at Stuttgart-Hohenheim College. Birgit Huber has been a member of varied scientific and technical working teams, such because the German Cosmetics Fee at BfR (Federal Institute for Threat Evaluation) and the Info Community of Departments of Dermatology (IVDK).

Along with the brand new Presidency, the newly elected Cosmetics Europe Government Committee contains of the next members:

- Anne Laissus-Leclerc (LVMH), Treasurer,

- Charles François Gaudefroy (Unilever), Chair of Lively Company Members School

- Ronald Van Welie (NCV), Chair of Lively Affiliation Members School,

- Pascal Berthe (L’Oréal), Vice-Chair of Lively Company Members School,

- Luca Nava (Cosmetica Italia), Vice-Chair of Lively Affiliation Members School.

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