Stéphane Rinderknech has spent 19 years at L’Oréal working in foreign markets, both in the Americas and Asia Pacific. In that time, Rinderknech has distinguished himself as a modern business leader known for operational excellence, visionary brand management, digital marketing innovation, a passion for beauty in all of its diverse expressions, and a commitment to corporate social responsibility, ethics and sustainability.
Rinderknech started his career at L’Oréal in Miami, Florida in 2001, as area manager of Lancôme South America within the Travel Retail Division. He was then appointed Director of the Biotherm and Helena Rubenstein brands for the Americas.
He was relocated to Japan in 2005 to take on the role of General Manager of Biotherm. In 2007, he was promoted to Deputy General Manager of Lancôme in Japan. After much success, he was then appointed General Manager of the L’Oréal Luxe Division in South Korea in 2008. In 2011, Rinderknech started his L’Oréal China journey, first as General Manager of L’Oréal Luxe and then as Head of the Consumer Products Division in 2015.
In 2016, Rinderknech was promoted to CEO of L’Oréal China, which, under his management, became the L’Oréal Group’s second largest subsidiary and its fastest growing market. In recognition of his strong leadership and strategic acumen, Rinderknech was appointed as a new member of the Executive Committee of the L’Oréal Group in February 2018.
In October 2019, Rinderknech was appointed President and CEO of L’Oréal USA, the company’s largest subsidiary, and Executive Vice President, North America.
Rinderknech is a graduate of the Institut Supérieur de Gestion (ISG) in Paris.