Grita Loebsack, a German national, began her career as a strategy consultant with Oliver Wyman. In 1996, she joined L’Oréal, where she gained growing responsibility in marketing before being named International Marketing Director, Global Skin Care, at L’Oréal Paris in 2003. From 2004 to 2010, she was General Manager of L’Oréal Paris and then Managing Director of L’Oréal, UK and Ireland. In 2010, she was appointed Global Brand President of Vichy before joining Unilever as Executive Vice-President of Global Skin Care in 2012. In September 2015, she was recruited by François-Henri Pinault to join Kering as CEO Fashion and Leather Goods Emerging Brands overlooking a diverse portfolio of houses such as Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Brioni, Tomas Maier and Christopher Kane. She became a member of the Group’s Executive Committee. She left Kering in January 2017.
Grita Loebsack graduated from the London School of Economics and holds an MBA from INSEAD. She has been a member of the Supervisory Board of Virbac, a French pharmaceutical company dedicated to animal health, since December 2013.
Grita was born in Berlin. At the age of 10, she moved to Brazil, then Argentina and finally to the Philippines due to her mother’s work. She speaks 5 languages fluently: German, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Today she lives in Paris with her French-Italian husband and their three children.