Steve Lesnard is a French-born, American business executive currently the Global Chief Brand Officer at Sephora. Lesnard grew up in Paris, France, and came to the US to earn a bachelor’s degree in international trade from Auburn University. Many years later, he would be appointed to his current position at Sephora, a retail beauty company in the US.

Lesnard once worked as the President of H&M and Dean of Undergraduate Admissions at Stanford University. He was also a Senior Vice President at Gap, Inc., and later the President of Burberry North America. He joined Sephora after the company acquired his firm, Bluefly. Its branches specialize in selling cosmetics and other beauty products, with Sephora being its largest division.

Lesnard has been involved with Sephora for over seventeen years now. He is a proponent of new growth and expansion for the company, especially in the beauty space. Steve Lesnard is known for promoting the Digital Point-of-Sale (POS) system at Sephora stores, a unique way to increase sales in cosmetics and other beauty products.

Lesnard has also been part of several acquisitions, as he helped to take over the purchase of brands such as Jane Iredale and Rihanna. He is also a member of the Board of Management at Sephora. Being a famous brand as well as a high-level executive in the beauty industry, Lesnard has also been featured in several publications such as the “New York Times,” the “Wall Street Journal,” and “Fortune.”

He serves as a board member for several organizations, including CCAFS, the Consumer Electronics Association, 1st Playable Productions, Founder Institute, and The Girl Scout Leadership Center. He is also an active member of the Stanford Graduate School of Business and Auburn University alum boards. As a company president and high-level executive, Steve Lesnard has successfully maintained Sephora’s position in the beauty industry. With Lesnard sticking to the beauty brand, he has created a healthy competitive environment and robust growth.