Marissa McGowan is L’Oréal’s Chief Sustainability Officer for North America, where she stewards the company’s sustainability platform, L’Oréal For The Future. She is a member of the Strategic Committee for the North America zone, reporting to David Greenberg, CEO of L’Oréal USA and President of North America zone. She is also a member of the leadership team for L’Oréal‘s global Chief Corporate Responsibility Officer, Alexandra Palt.
Marissa came to L’Oréal from PVH Corp, one of the world’s largest global apparel companies, where she served as Chief Sustainability Officer. At PVH, she led a global team responsible for the inception and implementation of PVH’s Corporate Responsibility strategy, which included priorities across environmental sustainability and human rights. Marissa has served on the Steering Committee of the Global Fashion Agenda and on the Boards of the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, and the Fair Labor Association. She started her career as a lawyer focused on international mergers and acquisitions and corporate compliance with Skadden Arps in New York and London. She received undergraduate and law degrees from Georgetown University.