L'Or?al Luxury Products Division has appointed Anne Valentin to replace Jean-Fran?ois Ninu as General Manager of Travel Retail Europe, Middle East and Africa following Ninu's decision to leave the group 'to embark on another professional
Anne Valentin began her career within the group with the Travel Retail Europe (TRE) division as Sales Director and then became General Manager of Lanc?me TRE.
In 1992, she moved to the French market as Marketing Director of Helena Rubinstein and was subsequently appointed General Manager of Giorgio Armani, Ralph Lauren, Viktor&Rolf and Helena Rubinstein in 1999.
In 2005, she was charged with a new challenge to head one of L'Or?al's strategic zones – the Eastern Countries – where she opened subsidiaries and demonstrated 'an energetic capacity to defend and to build the Luxury division brands' portfolio, with L'Or?al's brands subsequently becoming market leaders.
Jean-Fran?ois Ninu began with the Group in 2001 within the Luxury Products Division: first, within Travel Retail Europe as Area Manager, and two years later within Parbel as Division Manager of Prestige & Collections and then Lanc?me. He was appointed General Manager of Travel Retail Europe, Middle-East & Africa in January 2007, a position the company acknowledges that he managed with determination and professionalism.