Sébastien DUPRAT DE PAULE
Director innovation and development natural raw materials
After graduating from CHIMIE PARISTECH in 1998, Sebastien obtained a PhD in organic chemistry (Pierre et Marie Curie University, Paris). In 2003, he joined CHIMEX, a L’OREAL subsidiary in charge of the development, industrialization and manufacturing of L’Oréal proprietary ingredients as process development chemist. He was then in charge of eco-designed processes laboratory in 2007 and finally appointed as R&D Director from 2012 to 2016. In June 2016, he joined SEPPIC, a subsidiary of AIR LIQUIDE designing beauty & health ingredients to be in charge of Excipients and bio-based active ingredients Innovation. In March 2017, he was appointed Innovation Director and SEPPIC Executive Committee member. Since September 2019 Sébastien joined Groupe ROCHER as Innovation & Development Director - Natural Ingredients. His areas of interest are cosmetics ingredients, naturality, innovation, green chemistry, biotechnologies, eco-design and sustainable development with a strong focus on business.