Carol Hamilton

Group President, Merger & Acquisitions, Business Development and West Coast HQ

L’Oréal USA

Presenting for Ali Goldstein

Carol Hamilton is the Group President of Acquisitions for L’Oréal USA. During her 34-year tenure at L’Oréal, she has been responsible for building the L’Oréal Paris flagship brand from an indie brand in the 80’s into the number 1 global beauty brand worldwide, behind the iconic phrase celebrating women’s worth “Because I’m Worth It”. In 2008, she took over the helm of the L’Oréal Luxury Division, tripling its sales in her 10-year tenure. Leading the successful acquisitions of Clarisonic, Urban Decay and It Cosmetics, she went on to run these brands – along with Kiehl’s Since 1851- globally. Most recently, she has been placed in charge of acquisitions for all divisions of L’Oréal. Throughout her career, Carol has been dedicated to numerous philanthropic causes. In 1997, L’Oréal made a long-term commitment to the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, raising over $14 Million for research to eradicate this disease. In 2005, she created the “Women of Worth” program honoring women’s commit- ments to their local communities. In 2009, she spearheaded the Acqua for Life program with UNICEF for the Giorgio Armani Brand, and subsequently has joined the National Board for UNICEF. In the same year, she partnered with Lancôme to support St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. All of her chosen causes are linked by her passion to better women’s lives.