Biologique Recherche names Estée Lauder veteran Jean-Guillaume Trottier as CEO

By Austyn King | Published: 10-Jan-2024

The former Brand President of Jo Malone London will take over the role from the skin care and spa brand’s co-owners Pierre-Louis Delapalme and Rupert Schmid

French skin care brand Biologique Recherche has appointed Estée Lauder Companies veteran Jean-Guillaume Trottier as its new Group CEO.

He will take over the role from the brand’s co-owners Pierre-Louis Delapalme and Rupert Schmid in May, following a transitional period. 

With more than 20 years’ experience in the beauty industry, Trottier has held executive positions across a number of beauty brands including those under the L’Oréal and Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) umbrellas.

He most recently served as Global Brand President for ELC brands Jo Malone London and Darphin Paris.

Now, he will lead Biologique Recherche’s expansion and development efforts to grow the business.

“I am honoured to join Biologique Recherche, the undisputed leader in luxury professional skin care and treatments,” said Trottier. 

“I will build upon the unique DNA and heritage of this company while continuing to nurture a culture of high performance in our teams and products. 

“I look forward to working with Pierre-Louis and Rupert as well as our researchers, therapists and employees to deliver the highest level of customised beauty experiences and consequently grow the business.” 

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Founded in the 1970s, Biologique Recherche offers a range of skin and body care products as well as facial treatments.

It has spa partnerships across more than 80 countries, and also operates its own flagship destinations – known as Ambassades – in Paris, Rome, Brussels, Stockholm, Shanghai and Los Angeles.

“We have decided that it is now time to hand over the leadership to write the next chapter of our success story,” said Delapalme and Schmid, who will remain on the executive board.

“We’re exceedingly happy and proud that Jean-Guillaume, one of the most talented leaders in the beauty industry with an impressive track record, is going to drive the future of Biologique Recherche and enable the company to reach new heights.

“He boasts a rare combination of strong leadership skills, deep brand understanding, a passion for innovation and extensive international expertise.”

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