The PCD Advisory Board

The PCD advisory board is composed of packaging experts from the world’s leading Brands, Institutions (governmental and non-governmental), Suppliers, Consultancy and Press from Cosmetics and Beauty industries.

Advisory Board Members

Françoise Albasini

Former editor, Emballage Digest

David Bayard

Dir. Technical Packaging Development

Alain Bethune

Consultant Packaging Expert

Frederic Dreux

R&D Packaging Leader - Prestige

With more than 15 years of experience in packaging R&D, he has occupied different roles in different segments in Unilever. His packaging journey started in Unilever’s Miko ice cream factory as packaging manager. He has then integrated European packaging team. He has then integrated the Cross-category packaging R&D team. He has been building and leading the Material and Technology Innovation team for Rigid Plastic aiming at packaging weight and cost reduction for Unilever R&D. Since one year, he is Unilever Prestige Brand packaging leader supporting these fast growing Personal care brands on their packaging innovations combined with their sustainability agenda.

Cyril Drouet

Founder, Creative Director

Cyril Drouet is the founder of ADDLESS design studio and a multi-award winning creative director. After years of international experience on design and innovation working with global packaging companies, Cyril’s mission is to create new codes, develop new materials/processes and implement the latest technology with brands and manufacturers in order to lead the next sustainable packaging revolution.

Vincent Gallon

Editor in Chief

Monique Large

Consumer Trends and Insights Expert

Advising major brands and retailers for almost twenty years, Monique Large identifies emerging trends, opening new opportunities to innovate in a meaningful manner through this complex future. Significant signs of change are spotted and analysed based on crossdisciplinary observation, through fieldresearch, in the press, Internet and especially socialmedia. Monique Large graduated from a design school (Camondo) and gets involved in packaging innovation projects through upstream studies. Beside consulting she also writes a monthly column at Emballages Magazine providing some inspireful insights picked-up in socialmedia discussions.

Gael Le Bourges

R&D Luxury Packaging Director

Jean-Christophe Le Joncour

Industrial Director chemistry & cosmetics

Jean-Christophe is the director of the chemistry and cosmetic industrial department at Decathlon. The engineers of his team design the products and manage the primary packaging of this perimeter (220 ref. / 50 product typologies / primary packaging: flacon, pot, tube, spray, aerosol, gas cartridges..). They collaborate with more than 30 internal project teams for different signed sports (Forclaz-Trekking, B’Twin – Bike Care, Fouganza – Horse Riding..).

Jérôme Lerouge

Manager BP Eucerin

Graduated from the ESIREIMS (ex-ESIEC) packaging school and the RMS business school, Jérôme worked at different suppliers manufacturing metal and plastic packagings for both perfume&make up and mass market cosmetics.
He then joined the Beiersdorf group 5 years ago where he had the chance to be develop exciting packagings for worlwide famous brands like NIVEA and NIVEA MEN. Since 3 years he is leading the DERMA packaging development team, developing products and innovations for our DERMA brands EUCERIN & AQUAPHOR.

Axel Marot

Director Supply Chain and Operations

Gerald Martines


Gérald Martines founded IN • SIGNES to provide companies in the world of beauty and luxury with a rich experience of innovation and business development, nourished by 30 years + practice in marketing, design, R & D , trade and general management, in several international groups, leaders in the beauty and design industry, including RPC, Rexam and Pochet.

Johann Trotet

Purchasing and Packaging Development Manager

Cyril Drouet

Founder, Creative Director

I look forward to collaborating with a team of visionary experts. I value the diversity and excellence that PCD stands for; from innovation, to sustainability to luxury packaging, I have found great inspiration in the  PCD exhibitions and conferences.

Cyril Drouet; Founder, Creative Director

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