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Leaders to Know 2012

By: GCI Editors
Posted: January 31, 2012, from the January 2012 issue of GCI Magazine.

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When he joined The Estée Lauder Companies and Aveda in June 2010, Pascal Bordat brought with him more than 20 years of industry experience, including 10 years in a leadership role in the world’s largest botanical hair and skin R&D facility at the Pierre Fabre group in France, where he also managed 175 employees and served as a member of the executive committee.

An inventor of more than 20 international patents, some of which are still utilized in key beauty products, as well as the author of a number of scientific publications and associate professor to the University of Montpellier (France), Bordat has been more than just a man in a lab coat and has mentored a number of today’s thought leaders in the beauty industry.

Armed with, among other degrees, a master’s degree in industrial chemistry and a doctorate in pharmaceutical sciences, he also has led product development for Henkel KGaA’s body and skin care brands and served as vice president of R&D for Johnson & Johnson, where he oversaw the new product pipeline for 57 countries and established a strategic research department with a strong foundation in pharmacology, formulation and clinical assessment.

Richard Anderson, Creator and Founder, Per-fekt

During his 15 years in the industry, Richard Anderson has successfully launched some of today’s leading beauty brands and held key roles at The Lancaster Group, Yves Saint Laurent and Bobbi Brown Essentials. However, he was driven to build his own brand to solve a frustration that he knew was growing for beauty fans: the desire for beauty but the lack of time for lengthy beauty rituals.

Anderson launched Per-fekt in 2005—and quickly built a successful global distribution and retail network—with a commitment to bring technologically advanced products that simplify beauty by merging advanced skin care formulations with color. The multifunctional products were designed to be quick, easy to apply and long-lasting.