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rani al hajji

Zurich, Switzerland

Rani is a seasoned global executive with over 25 years of experience in the FMCG industry. He has held key roles at L’Oréal and Colgate, leading innovation and commercial strategies across Europe, North America, and Asia. Rani excels in integrating technology with consumer needs to create accessible, practical, and groundbreaking products. His management of large portfolios has driven substantial revenue growth, with P&L responsibilities up to $750 million.

Recently, Rani has engaged with the startup ecosystem in Zurich and Paris, helping emerging companies turn innovative ideas into tangible product propositions and accelerate customer acquisition and value growth, and demonstrating that successful innovation principles apply universally, regardless of company size or market maturity.


Sustainability is another cornerstone of Rani’s career. At Colgate, he led efforts to mitigate the environmental impact of consumer products, navigating European regulations and global sustainability standards. His approach covers the entire product lifecycle, emphasizing fact-based decision-making and strategic planning to balance environmental impact with business viability.


Rani’s international experience and ability to adapt innovation and sustainability strategies across diverse cultural and economic contexts make him a valuable thought leader in the consumer goods industry. His holistic view combines strategic foresight with practical implementation, offering a comprehensive understanding of innovation and sustainability.

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