Yogesh Sudarkar was appointed as the Vice President - Research & Innovation at L’Oréal SAPMENA (South Asia Pacific, Middle East, North Africa) in 2021.
Prior to this, he held the position of Director for L’Oreal India’s Research & Innovation function since March 2019 in India with the responsibilities of the South Asia Consumer Product Division (CPD). In his role, Yogesh delivers meaningful experiences that will transform the lives of consumers in emerging markets.
With professional stints in Procter & Gamble and Marico Ltd, Yogesh has 16+ years of global experience in the beauty industry across diverse categories.
In July 2016, Yogesh joined L’Oreal India’s R&I team as a General Manager, Cosmetic Métiers, where he co-created breakthrough innovation pipeline for skincare and make-up all while cascading relevant international technologies that pushed double-digit growth for CPD brands (Garnier, L’Oreal Paris and Maybelline) in South Asia.
He is passionate about innovations, people development, executional excellence and the value of emotional intelligence. He has a Doctorate in Chemistry with a specialization in ‘Colloids & Interfacial Science’ from Institute of Chemical Technology, University of Mumbai.