Alexis Perakis-Valat is a Franco-Greek HEC graduate who began his career with L'Oréal as Product Manager for L'Oréal Paris in 1995. After managing Garnier in Belgium, he went on to become General Manager of L'Oréal Paris in Spain, and in 2003, he became Managing Director of SoftSheen Carson in the US. From 2005 to 2008, he was General Manager of L'Oréal in Germany. In 2009, he returned to France as Managing Director for the Consumer Products Division in Europe. In September 2010, Alexis Perakis-Valat was appointed CEO of L'Oréal in China. In addition to this role, he became Executive Vice-President for the Asia Pacific Zone and a member of the L'Oréal Executive Committee in July 2013.