Jeremy Schwartz became CEO of The Body Shop in 2013. Since his appointment he has tried to continue the mission of late founder Dame Anita Roddick to make the world a greener place. As part of this ethos, the ethical retailer has several targets it plans to achieve by 2020 such as engaging eight million people as part of its ‘Enrich Not Exploit’ campaign – its business philosophy to enrich people, products and the planet. A former marketer, Schwartz held senior marketing positions at Sainsbury’s and Coca-Cola before joining News International where he was commercial director and CMO. Prior to joining The Body Shop he was general manager at L’Oréal – which acquired The Body Shop in 2006 – for brands including Maybelline and Garnier.
Lightbulb moment: "Rapidly moving from a career in just marketing to one as a general manager both expands marketing's influence and prolongs one's career progression."