Beatrice Dautresme | Influence 100

Beatrice Dautresme 

EVP corporate communications and external affairs 

Beatrice Dautresme’s relationship with L’Oreal dates back to 1972, when she joined the company’s marketing department. Since then, she has risen through the ranks of the world’s largest cosmetics and beauty company, taking on roles that have spanned operations, business development and management, across various markets. 

In 2005, Dautresme was named to head L’Oreal’s global corporate communications and external affairs, a position that harnesses her global experience in the beauty industry. The company has faced several reputation challenges during her tenure, including issues around its advertising and recruitment practices. Dautresme is also a Chevalier in France’s National Légion d’Honneur.