A Chemistry engineering graduate, Philippe Thuvien started his career as Raw Material Purchaser at Pivert Coiffure (Rhône Poulenc Group) in 1979. He then worked for Jacomo Perfumes from 1980 to 1988, first as Purchasing Manager, then as Plant Manager for the Deauville, Normandy, facilities. In 1988 he joins Cosmopolitan Cosmetics France in the Wella Fragrances division. He manages the Edipar company (Escada) and is later appointed Manufacturing and R&D Manager. In 2004 he becomes Manufacturing and R&D Manager at YSL Beauté. Since October 2009 he is Packaging and Development Manager at L’Oréal S.A. in Saint-Ouen, near Paris.
Read Philippe Thuvien’s opinion column: “Packaging, a key vector of innovation“