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A global leader in beauty tech, L’Oréal is rapidly transforming its operations through investment in AI, AR, and mobile technologies. Jean-Claude Le Grand, L’Oréal’s Chief Human Relations Officer, will come to the Data Science Institute to discuss how L’Oréal has evolved its workforce through upskilling and commitment to diversity, and speak with Columbia students about data science opportunities. The event will feature a fireside chat with Emma Shuttleworth, Group VP, Talent Acquisition for L’Oréal USA.

Guest Speakers

Jean-Claude Le Grand, Chief Human Relations Officer, L’Oréal

Emma Shuttleworth, Group VP, Talent Acquisition for L’Oréal USA

Moderator: Jessica Rodriguez, Assistant Director of Strategic Partnerships, Data Science Institute

Event Details

Thursday, February 29, 2024 (10:00 AM – 11:00 AM ET)

Location: Davis Auditorium (CEPSR) – 4th Floor (Campus Level) – 530 W 120th St, New York, NY 10027

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Jean-Claude Le Grand has built his entire career in the field of Human Resources. He joined L’Oréal in 1996 and has held various HR positions, including HR Director for business units, countries, and divisions before being appointed as the Global Director of Recruitment for the Group.

From 2012 to 2017, he was responsible for International HR Development and served as the Corporate Director of Diversity. 

He has been a strong advocate for diversity, gender equality, and inclusion. In 2004, he created the Global Diversity Department at L’Oréal. He has also been a member of the Committee for Measuring Diversity and Combating Discrimination (COMEDD) and the High Council for Gender Equality (HCE).

In addition to his role at L’Oréal, Jean-Claude Le Grand has joined in 2018 the Advisory Board of Korn Ferry and he is a member of the Board of Directors of FNEGE since 2020. He is also an administrator for Sciences Po, Vice-President of the Foundation Un avenir Ensemble, an administrator of the L’Oréal Foundation, and a member of the Board of Directors of Energie Jeunes.

He holds a degree from the Institute of Political Studies of Aix-en-Provence and a Master’s degree in HR from Paris Dauphine University. In 2012, he was awarded the Legion of Honor, and in 2023, he was promoted to the rank of Officer of the Order of Merit. He is married and has 4 children.