Nicolas Krafft is the Global General Manager for L’Oreal. He received his MBA in Business Management at the University of Saint Gallen. Proceeding this, his studies continued at INSEAD; where he successfully completed the Corporate General Managers Program. The International Manager joined L’Oreal brands with more than 10 years of experience in the field. His career with the company began as a product manager. He would hold numerous positions before becoming vice president of global development, and then International general manager. Since joining the L’Oreal Company, Nicolas Krafft has led the launch of several new products while assisting in market growth.
Focusing on the essentials is something he attributes to the success of his career. Nicolas has now been with L’Oreal for more than 20 years. He expresses that growing up in Switzerland and his early education in finance has helped shape him. After becoming a product manager throughout Canada, he headed to Germany where he led luxury hair care brands. The various locations he been at during his career has given him insight to working with small and large teams.
The average day for Nicolas Krafft starts early with emails and catching up. He believes that organization is a key component of his daily operations. Keeping a tight schedule, he only goes to meetings that he absolutely has to attend. His work is very demanding and for this reason, he devotes time to his family every chance he gets.
Recently L’Oreal Paris had their fashion and beauty show at the French Capital. The show elaborated on new products and looks for the upcoming year. It is only the second time the event has occurred; and will be held annually. Although the fashion show was open to the general public, many A-listers were in attendance. One of the main objectives of the event was to illustrate diversity and new creative entities. By having this event annually, L’Oreal can continue to expand its market.