Cargill appoints industry expert to lead personal care expansion

Tony Jaillot joins Cargill as Global General Manager of personal care

Cargill has appointed new leadership to its personal care division ahead of ambitious plans for expansion in the industry.

Tony Jaillot has worked in personal care for more than 20 years, including roles at BASF, Gattefossé, Coletica and Ciba. He now joins Cargill as Global General Manager and will be tasked with realising the “full potential” of Cargill in the personal industry.

Tony Jaillot, Global General Manager, Personal Care at Cargill

Jaillot told Cosmetics Business: “My role as Global General Manager will be to realise the full potential of Cargill in the personal care industry, starting with the further build-up of a dedicated personal care organisation while focusing on the development of our top and bottom line results.”

Colleen May, Senior Sponsor at Cargill’s personal care business, said that the company was “excited” to welcome Jaillot to the team. She said: “Tony’s deep understanding of the personal care market will support Cargill’s growth plans and ambition to serve personal care manufacturers looking for more plant-based and sustainably sourced ingredients, as well as integrated formulation expertise.”

Cargill is a leading manufacturer of sustainable, natural ingredients for the food industry and is now looking to recreate this success in the personal care market.

“The scope and power of Cargill’s value chain in the sourcing of natural ingredients will clearly provide us with a very competitive positioning.”
Tony Jaillot

Jaillot said: “Cargill is still relatively small in personal care compared to the leading competitors and not yet on the radar for some areas or some customers so communicating our vision and rising awareness will be key to start with.”

With the trend for products labelled “natural” and “organic” continuing, Cargill is looking to capitalise on its plant-based ingredients.

Jaillot explained: “The scope and power of Cargill’s value chain in the sourcing of natural ingredients will clearly provide us with a very competitive positioning.”

Jaillot added: “Sustainable, natural ingredients are becoming a mainstream, concern for consumers, without any compromise on value, quality and performance. This is a key driver for most of our customers’ strategies.”

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