Maya Colombani has been appointed Chief Sustainability and Human Rights Officer of L’Oréal Canada in April 2022. Strong of an international career of more than 20 years at L’Oréal, Maya distinguishes herself through a rich and comprehensive career path. She began her career in France, in leading design and advertising agencies as Dragon Rouge, Publicis and Euro RSCG. She then joined the L’Oréal Professional Products Division in 2001. She held positions there in operational marketing as well as in DMI (International Marketing Direction), on the Kérastase and L’Oréal Professional brands. She carried out missions in India, in the then Western Europe Zone, before joining Brazil in June 2010 in Marketing functions. Since the end of 2016, she has served as Sustainable Development Director for Brazil.
In this role, she profoundly transformed L’Oréal Brazil’s approach to sustainable development and human rights. She has implemented actions that inspired the L’Oréal Group and positioned L’Oréal Brazil as a national benchmark. L’Oréal Brazil is indeed regularly cited as an example and is used to fuel new reflections, both on environmental issues and on human rights issues and with respect to the relations with the indigenous peoples of Brazil. Her projects have been rewarded by the best rankings such as Guia exame 2017/2018/2019; recognized as The best company in climate change as well as biodiversity management; and has received the WEP gold award 2021 on women empowerment supported by ONU Women and Compact Global.
In 2022, thanks to her strong inclusive social programs for indigenous and communities, the GLOBO recognized L’Oréal Brazil as ‘’ The company that makes the difference in term of inclusion and diversity”.
In Canada, Maya’s mission is to increase the positive footprint internally and externally in terms of sustainable development and human rights, and to accelerate the actions carried out within the framework of «L’Oréal For the Future». Amongst her first projects, she has already focused, with the Canadian teams, on achieving the company’s full carbon neutrality on all of its sites, as well as accelerating ambitious targets on water management and implementing clean tech partnership and eco-design business with committed brand.
Maya graduated from Reims Business School and completed an MBA semester of International Business Strategy in Victoria University, Australia. She now lives in Montreal, Québec, Canada with her family.