CGSM Keynoter Pascal Houdayer, CEO of Orveon Global, to Tackle ‘Everywhere Commerce’

Liz Dominguez
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CGT is proud to present the keynote speaker for this year’s Consumer Goods Sales & Marketing Summit, being held from October 26-28 in New York City. 

If there’s anyone who embraces the concept of “everywhere commerce” — the event’s central theme — it’s Pascal Houdayer, CEO of Orveon Global, the parent company of several major beauty brands such as bareMinerals, Laura Mercier, and Buxom. In 2021, Orvean acquired the three brands from Shiseido Company, seeing the potential in a marketplace that, although cluttered, has niche areas of opportunity.

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As the company’s leader, Houdayer has committed to ensuring Orveon’s mission of sustainability and the community, while meeting the ever-changing needs of consumers no matter where they shop: be it online, via mobile devices, in person, or even through social media.

"With Orveon, we are embarking on a journey to bring the world a new type of beauty company defined by solidarity, stark honesty and benevolent activism," said Pascal Houdayer during the acquisition. "We intend to unite these powerhouse brands and move to an era of innovative evolution, that will break down category barriers and societal conventions to form a sustainable face care expert."

More About Houdayer

Houdayer has three decades of experience leading beauty and personal care businesses across both developed and emerging markets. He previously served as chief executive officer of NAOS (Bioderma, Esthederm, Etat Pur), a global leader in dermo-cosmetics that develops innovative skin care and personal care products, and as an executive vice president and member of the management board at Henkel, where he was responsible for the beauty care division, after leading the Asia-Pacific region; digital, new business development; and the global home care business.

Prior to that, Houdayer worked for 19 years at Procter & Gamble holding various international management and leadership positions in the United States, Europe, and Africa. He most recently served as president and founder of stratosPHere, a global private equity senior advisory and consulting firm. 

More About CGSM

This year’s experience provides consumer goods executives with the unprecedented opportunity to learn from and network with the industry’s leading consumer goods experts.

Over three insight-packed days, you’ll experience guidance and direction from thought leaders and breakout sessions to help you:

  • Transform your brand and organization through learning about Everywhere Commerce
  • Network with the most connected players in the field
  • Touch and Feel future tech
  • Learn from digital natives
  • Collaborate across internal functional silos

Hear from cutting edge CPG and technology companies, such as Amazon Web Services, Reckitt, The Estee Lauder Companies, HIVERY, GOGO SqueeZ, Treasure Data, Mondelez, the Kraft Heinz Company, General Mills, Shinola, and many more!

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