Charles-Emmanuel Gounod

CEO & Founder of Beautyworld Connexions
International business development, M&A, Startups

International business executive with global experience in B to B in the consumer products industry (Beauty & Cosmetics), goal driven with a passion for people and products.

Charles-Emmanuel Gounod has the ability to grow business in existing and emerging markets through organic and external growth (M&A), manage cross cultural and multidisciplinary teams to drive results, including pre and post-acquisition situations.

His global business expertise is the result of over 45 years living and working in Asia, Europe and North America. He holds a business degree in Economy from Bocconi University, Milan, Italy as well as from INSEAD. He is fluent in English, Italian and French.

Beautyworld Connexions’ mission – a consulting firm based in Brussels, Belgium, with also an office in Paris, France – is to connect people & business throughout the world to generate growth and profits. Charles-Emmanuel Gounod, its CEO & Founder, brings 45 years of B to B global business experience – at senior executive levels – in the Beauty & Cosmetics industry in multinational organization (Rexam and Givaudan) as well as family owned companies (Intercos). His expertise is particularly strong in business development in areas such as cosmetic packaging development, color cosmetics design and fragrance creation. He is a French and Swiss citizen.

In addition to his Beauty & Cosmetics products experience, Charles-Emmanuel Gounod has:

• developed a strong knowledge of business development in emerging markets in Asia and Latin America, from strategy to implementation
• been involved in several M&A and pre and post-acquisition integration projects
• developed a global understanding of business protocol in Europe, Asia, North and Latin America

Since early 2013, Charles-Emmanuel Gounod, has been successfully working with various global packaging companies (Ileos, Texen), eager to expand through M&A in Asia and in North America.

He is also advising private equity firms and investors with plans to expand into the cosmetic industry (packaging, formulation and full service) as well as several startups willing to expand internationally.