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Sophie Robert-Velut | COO of Laboratoires Expanscience

Interviewed by Pierre Trippitelli

We welcome Sophie Robert-Velut, COO of Laboratoires Expanscience for a raw conversation on the turning points in her life that got her to where she is now and what drives her to keep going.


Sophie Robert-Velut is the COO of Laboratoires Expanscience. Based in France, Laboratoires Expanscience is the world’s leading pharmaceutical and dermo-cosmetics laboratory that develops and manufactures innovative osteoarthritis and skincare products.

Sophie is passionate about sustainable & responsible innovation, intrapreneurship & collaborative management. At Expanscience, she is the Managing Director of the Dermo-cosmetics Operations: in charge of defining and implementing the strategy of Expanscience’s Dermo-Cosmetics business for Mustela and Babo Botanicals brands worldwide. She is a proven leader who is in charge of these subsidiaries of the Expanscience group.

Prior to her role at Expanscience, Sophie enjoyed a long, distinguished career working through the ranks at L’Oreal. She was progressively elevated to positions of increased responsibility across multiple brands within the prestigious L’Oreal portfolio of brands, including Vichy, Sanoflore, La Roche-Posay, Garnier and Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc. Most notably, Sophie was the General Manager of La Roche-Posay Brasil, VP Marketing for Garnier and President of the Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc brand.

We hope you enjoy our raw conversation with Sophie. Editing and sound mixing of this episode was done by Clara Ernoult.