NEWS20 July 2021

New CEO at Ipsos

Europe News People

FRANCE – Ipsos has appointed L'Oréal’s Nathalie Roos as chief executive officer, while company founder and current chief executive Didier Truchot takes up the role of chairman.

Roos joined L'Oréal in 2012 as chief executive for Germany, and in 2016, was appointed managing director of the professional products division and joined the executive committee of the L'Oréal group.

Prior to L'Oréal, she was president of Europe at Mars. 

Roos takes up the role from 28th September. The Ipsos board of directors will convene a general shareholders’ meeting on 21st September to approve the new compensation policy for the CEO and formally confirm the appointment of the chairman and the CEO.

The appointment of Roos follows a selection process that began in mid-2019 by the nomination and remuneration committee and the board of directors, with the aim of separating the chairman and CEO functions.

Truchot founded Ipsos in 1975 and has been CEO and co-president since 1988.

Truchot said: "The board of directors chose Nathalie Roos because she has built a rich international career at the highest levels of corporate clients. She has demonstrated a great capacity to listen to all stakeholders and has achieved strong economic performance in all her responsibilities.

"Nathalie Roos and the Ipsos teams will enable the group to accelerate its transformation and assert its place as an irreplaceable source of credible and clear information on society, markets and people."

Roos said: "I am impressed by the extraordinary performance of the Ipsos teams and by the leadership that Didier Truchot has been able to build and maintain since its foundation.

"In all my executive responsibilities, market research has been instrumental in making strategic decisions that have improved managerial and employee commitment, client performance and economic results. I am convinced that the power of artificial intelligence and the cloud, combined with the unique expertise of the Ipsos teams, will enable us to reach new levels."