Founder and CEO / Director
Michel founded Waldencast 2 years ago and has more than 25 years of FMCG operational expertise, successfully building billion-dollar brands and businesses across many geographies first at Procter & Gamble and then at L’Oréal, where he was CEO of L’Oréal UK and later President of the Consumer Product Division for North America.
Founder and CGO
Hind has 20 years of experience solely dedicated to beauty, spent building brands across all beauty categories at Procter & Gamble and then L’Oréal where she had various marketing and general management positions in iconic brands like L’Oréal Paris, Maybelline and Redken. Hind is also the founder of Whind, a new beauty and lifestyle brand developed as part of Waldencast Brands.
CFO and COO
Philippe has 30 years of experience in the finance and operations areas of prestigious global consumer companies. Most recently, Mr. Gautier served as Group Chief Financial Officer at Selecta – a KKR portfolio company. Prior to this, he spent five years as Group Chief Financial Officer and Operations, for SMCP (Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot, De Fursac). In addition, for more than a decade, Mr. Gautier served as Chief Financial Officer of major brands at Kering, including Sergio Rossi and Puma, working in Italy and in the United States.
The team includes a deep array of beauty and wellness operational leaders with subject matter expertise in strategy, marketing, product development and formulation, creative direction, eCommerce, sales and business development, etc.