International business executive with global experience in B to B in the Beauty & Cosmetics industry, goal driven with a passion for people and products.
Charles-Emmanuel Gounod has the ability to grow business in existing and emerging markets through organic and external growth (M&A), manage cross cultural and multidisciplinary teams to drive results, including pre and post-acquisition situations.
He is a French and Swiss citizen and his international expertise is a result of over 40 years living in Asia, Europe and North America. He holds a business degree in Economy from Bocconi University, Milan, Italy as well as from INSEAD. He is fluent in English, Italian and French.
Beautyworld Connexions’ mission – a consulting company based in Brussels, Belgium, with also an office also in Paris, France – is to connect people & business throughout the world. Charles-Emmanuel Gounod, its CEO & Founder, brings over 40 years of B to B global business experience in the Beauty & Cosmetics industry in multinational organization (Rexam and Givaudan) as well as family owned companies (Intercos). His expertise is particularly strong in areas such as fragrance creation, make up design and cosmetic packaging development.
In addition to his Beauty & Cosmetic product experience, Charles-Emmanuel Gounod has:
• developed a strong knowledge of business development in emerging markets in Asia and Latin America, from strategy to implementation • been involved in several successful M&A and pre and post-acquisition integration projects • developed a global understanding of business protocol in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America
By creating Beautyworld Connexions, Charles-Emmanuel Gounod is positioned to support executives and organizations eager to develop their business throughout the world through:
• Market analysis • Business Plan • Identification and selection of targets for M&A or partnership • Integration and follow up action plans • Organizational changes and team build up • Introduction to selected clients and suppliers • Global Account Management & Pricing best practices
Since early 2013, Charles-Emmanuel Gounod has been working with various global packaging companies eager to expand through M&A in Asia and in North America.
He is also advising private equity firms and investors with plans to expand into cosmetic packaging industry.