Top 100 Global Innovators
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ABOUT THOMSON REUTERS 2013 TOP 100 GLOBAL INNOVATORS
The third annual Thomson Reuters 2013 Top 100 Global Innovators recognizes the most innovative companies in the world according to a series of patent-related metrics that get to the essence of what it means to be truly innovative. The Intellectual Property & Science business of Thomson Reuters prepares the list using proprietary data and analysis tools.
Global leaders shared how innovation impacts their growth, strategy and assets at an October 15 event in New York City.
President & CEO, Ford Global Technologies LLC
2012 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovator
Chief Innovation Officer, L'Oreal USA
2011 & 2012 Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovator
Rob helped establish Breakingviews in 2000 as one of its founding editors. From 2004, he spearheaded the firm’s expansion in the United States and since then has edited its American edition. He was also a Breakingviews director before the company was acquired by Thomson Reuters in 2009. Rob has operated as a financial journalist in London, Milan, New York, Washington, Chicago and Tokyo and his work has appeared in leading publications including the New York Times, Newsweek, Fortune and the Wall Street Journal.
President & CEO,
Ford Global Technologies LLC
Chief Innovation Officer
As Chief Innovation Officer Ms. Gadol is responsible with her team for working to discover and understand new consumer needs, insights and long-term trends in the marketplace to feed the L'Oréal pipeline of innovation. She works with the Research & Innovation (R&I) and Packaging innovation teams to focus on identifying the next beauty frontiers and focus on key strategic battlefields.
The goal is to help fuel and accelerate L'Oréal's growth as the company continues to be a leader in the beauty industry.
In her new position Ms. Gadol works with the company's four Divisions which includes Consumer Products (mass,) Luxury Products (prestige,) Professional Products (salons,) and Active Cosmetics (dermatologist offices, medi-spas.)
Ms. Gadol began her career with the L'Oréal Group in Paris in 1994, in the communications department of the Consumer Products Division (CPD.) Following that, she held various marketing positions with Garnier and in 2000 was appointed as head of Global Marketing for Garnier Skincare. She was responsible for reshaping the brand and developing its skincare portfolio into new categories while expanding its reach globally. Three years later, Ms. Gadol was promoted to Head of Global Marketing for La Roche-Posay, where she was charged with accelerating internationally the brand's growth and revamping its positioning and portfolio while remaining true to its dermatological heritage.
In 2006, Ms. Gadol came to the US as Vice President on skincare for the L'Oréal Paris brand. Soon after, she was promoted to Senior Vice President and charged to create the first Global Marketing US hub for L'Oréal Paris, the largest/ biggest L'Oréal brand, spearheading the development of products for the US and for the world across all category segments. This resulted in among other things, the 2013 launch of L'Oréal Paris Advanced Haircare, one of the most successful introductions in the beauty industry this year.
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