Jean-Paul Agon on Cross-Cultural Management at L’Oréal

In conversation with author Andrew Molinsky

Thursday, October 24, 2019 at 7pm
In English
FIAF Florence Gould Hall

Jean-Paul Agon, the visionary Chairman and CEO of L’Oréal, has built the esteemed French company into the largest beauty group in the world. In conversation with acclaimed author Dr. Andrew Molinsky, Agon will discuss the pillars of cross-cultural management in today’s changing digital landscape and his continued leadership in responsible innovation.

Having made his imprint on L’Oréal in New York, Europe, and throughout Asia, Jean-Paul Agon is best known for being an extraordinary thought-leader in global expansion, sustainability, and the “universalization” of beauty across cultures for the company’s 45 luxury and consumer brands.

Mr. Agon and Dr. Molinsky, author of Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process and professor at Brandeis University, will discuss the challenges of maintaining growth in global markets.

  • About Jean-Paul Agon
    • Chairman and CEO of L’Oréal, Jean-Paul Agon has spent his entire career since 1978 with L’Oréal and is largely responsible for L’Oréal’s success in the growing Asian and American markets. A man of action, he instills in the Group the energy, rigor and vision needed to tackle the challenges of the world of beauty products. With vigor and conviction, he channels that same passion into promoting L’Oréal’s ethical values, making the company a model of corporate citizenship.

  • About Andrew Molinsky
    • Dr. Andrew Molinsky is a tenured professor of Organizational Behavior and International Management at Brandeis University (Boston, USA). He writes regularly for Harvard Business Review and Forbes and is the author of the two popular business books Global Dexterity: How to Adapt Your Behavior Across Cultures without Losing Yourself in the Process and Reach: A New Strategy to Help You Step Outside Your Comfort Zone, Rise to the Challenge and Build Confidence. He is the creator of The Reach Method – a high-impact, corporate coaching program to help individuals and teams step outside their comfort zones and reach their potential.

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