Pannelists:

Michel Brousset, CEO LÓréal UK and Ireland

Michel Brousset was appointed Managing Director, UK & Ireland in August 2013 and is responsible for L’Oréal’s business in the region. L’Oréal employs over 3,800 people and has a portfolio of 29 international brands marketed in the UK and Ireland. Michel is also Managing Director of L’Oréal’s UKI Consumer Products Division, setting the strategic vision for L’Oréal Paris, Garnier, Maybelline and Essie.

Previously, Michel was the Country Managing Director of L’Oréal Peru, leading the Consumer Products, Professional, Active Cosmetics and Luxury divisions. During his tenure he led the turnaround of the subsidiary to become the fastest growing beauty company in the region.

Prior to joining L’Oréal, Michel spent 15 years with Procter & Gamble (P&G). During his time at P&G, Michel worked on a number of the company’s global and regional businesses in marketing, go-to-market and innovation roles in North America and Western Europe. Prior to P&G, Michel started his career in various Corporate Finance roles in Latin America.

Michel has an MBA from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill and an Economics degree from Peru’s Universidad del Pacífico. He speaks English, Spanish and French.

Michel is Peruvian-American. He is 41 years old, married and has three children.


Diana Verde Nieto, founder and CEO of positiveluxury.com

Diana Verde Nieto studied at the Harvard Kennedy School of Global Leadership and Public Policy. An entrepreneur, change-maker and author, she founded Clownfish in 2002 – a pioneering global sustainability consultancy which was sold to Aegis Media in 2008.

In 2011 Diana founded Positive Luxury, the UK’s first online consumer guide to living positively. Positive Luxury bridges the gap between CSR and marketing by giving consumers access to brands' social and environmental actions in a simple, jargon-free language at the point of sale.

Diana helped Unilever, Coca-Cola and Nike, amongst other clients, with their sustainability programs and was trained by Al Gore at the Alliance of Climate Protection. Picked for the World Economic Forum’s Young Global Leader program

in 2011, Diana sits on the advisory board for the YGL/World Economic Forum community and is a member of the Global Agenda Council - Sustainable Consumption.