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Ramarajan, Lakshmi;Dessain, Vincent;Moloney, Emer
Beauty and personal care;Human resource services;Retail and consumer goods
Jean-Claude Le Grand just stepped into a new role as Executive Vice-President for Human Resources at the global cosmetics company, L''Or al. He is now responsible for the hiring, development, promotion, and retention of 83,000 employees worldwide. The highly successful company has a strong culture, but the leadership is largely elite-educated, French males, and made up of bebe L''Or al, executives who have spent their entire careers at the company. Le Grand strongly believes that to uphold the company''s mission of "Beauty for All," it needs top talent that reflects the diversity of the world itself. He is currently leading numerous initiatives to expand the ranks of the top leadership. How can Jean-Claude Le Grand preserve the best aspects of the company''s distinctive, tight-knit culture while also ensuring that it is open and inclusive to a changing workforce?
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