PARIS — Nathalie Roos has been named president of L’Oréal’s Professional Products Division and member of its executive committee, the French beauty giant said on Thursday.

Roos, who will take up the position in the second quarter, succeeds An Verhulst-Santos, who will take up another position at L’Oréal in April.

Roos became country manager of L’Oréal Germany in October 2012. She joined Mars Group in 1989 and worked at Kraft Foods Group starting in 1987. Roos graduated from L’École Supérieure de Commerce de Reims.

L’Oréal said Verhulst-Santos strengthened the Professional Products Division’s position globally. Under her guidance, the division successfully integrated the recently acquired brands Decléor and Carita, opened new perspectives and became a major player in the professional beauty market, according to the company.

“An Verhulst-Santos also led the development of the Salon Emotions project and the deployment of SalonCentric in the U.S., further reinforcing the relationship with salon professionals,” L’Oréal stated.

The executive began her current position in 2011 after holding various management positions at the company in Europe, Brazil and the U.S.

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