L’Oreal elevates Atul Gaur to regional HR director, consumer products

Gaur, who has spent over 4 years with L’Oreal, was earlier HR director – Singapore, Malaysia & ASEAN E-commerce project for 3 years


Atul Gaur has taken on new responsibilities as HR director, consumer products, at L’Oreal. In his new role, he will head HR for L’Oreal’s consumer products division, digital & e-commerce for South APAC and MENA region. He will be based out of Singapore. Prior to this, Gaur had been serving as HR director – Singapore, Malaysia & ASEAN E-commerce project for 3 years, based out of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Gaur joined L’Oreal in 2016, as HR director – Singapore Hub. A year and a half later, he was elevated to the position of group head of HR, for Malaysia, Singapore Regional Hub, and ASEAN E-commerce Acceleration.

A postgraduate in human resources and organisational development from the Delhi School of Economics, Gaur began his career with PwC India in 2005, as consultant – HR and change management practice. During his five-year long tenure there, he handled culture building & change management, alignment of HR & management processes, talent management (multiple & recurring assignments), as well as organisation design & development, and developing role clarity.

In May 2007, he joined Diageo, as senior manager – talent and OD. In this role, for three years he led comprehensive sales transformation projects involving full-scale organisation design change, resourcing for new structure (65% new hires), outplacements, detailed business transition plan, and capability transformation plan. In 2010, he was promoted to the position of regional HR business partner – Asia Pacific and SEA. In less than three years, he went on to become HR director – Singapore Hub (Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia). The last position he held before leaving Diageo in 2016 — after a nine and a half-year long successful tenure — was that of HR director – global travel retail and Middle East.

This commerce graduate from Shri Ram College of Commerce is appreciated for coming up with fresh ideas and for his infectious energy. With his 15 years of experience in local, regional and global roles across developing and developed markets, he will continue to be an asset for L’Oreal.

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