Hugh Pile L'Oreal

L’Oréal’s Hugh Pile is taking a one-year sabbatical from his role as CMO for Western Europe to join his family business, Blue Skies Holdings, to help accelerate its marketing and branding operations.

Pile will “stay connected” with L’Oréal, working on some specific projects for three or four days a month. That means L’Oréal will continue to benefit from his expertise as it continues its digital focus, while also ensuring Pile stays up-to-speed on the latest developments at the company so that he can “hit the ground running” on his return.

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“After much deliberation, Hugh has decided…