Our Team

We are an operating team deeply experienced in the beauty, wellness, and consumer goods industries. We are building a world-class brand development platform to identify, conceptualize, launch, and profitably scale brands.

Michel Brousset

Founder and CEO / Director

Michel founded Waldencast 2 years ago and has more than 25 years of FMCG operational expertise, successfully building billion-dollar brands and businesses across many geographies first at Procter & Gamble and then at L’Oréal, where he was CEO of L’Oréal UK and later President of the Consumer Product Division for North America.

Hind Sebti

Founder and CGO

Hind has 20 years of experience solely dedicated to beauty, spent building brands across all beauty categories at Procter & Gamble and then L’Oréal where she had various marketing and general management positions in iconic brands like L’Oréal Paris, Maybelline and Redken. Hind is also the founder of Whind, a new beauty and lifestyle brand developed as part of Waldencast Brands.

Felipe Dutra

Founder and Executive Chairman

Felipe served as the Chief Financial and Technology Officer at Anheuser-Busch InBev from 2005 to 2020 and played a key role in building AB InBev from a regional Brazilian brewer into the world’s largest brewer and a top five global consumer goods company with a market cap of $155 billion. He served as Board Director of Grupo Modelo, Budweiser APAC, and AMBEV.

Philippe Gautier


Philippe has 30 years of experience in the finance and operations areas of prestigious global consumer companies. Most recently, Mr. Gautier served as Group Chief Financial Officer at Selecta – a KKR portfolio company. Prior to this, he spent five years as Group Chief Financial Officer and Operations, for SMCP (Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot, De Fursac). In addition, for more than a decade, Mr. Gautier served as Chief Financial Officer of major brands at Kering, including Sergio Rossi and Puma, working in Italy and in the United States.

Waldencast Team


The team includes a deep array of beauty and wellness operational leaders with subject matter expertise in strategy, marketing, product development and formulation, creative direction, eCommerce, sales and business development, etc.

Our Board

Joining Michel Brousset and Felipe Dutra on the board we have complementary and significant expertise in areas such as marketing and media, digital technology and commerce, investment strategy, corporate finance, corporate governance, ESG, and public and private equity investing.

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Sarah Brown

Independent Director

Founder and Chair of Theirworld, a global children’s charity based in London. Executive Chair of the US non-profit, the Global Business Coalition for Education. CEO of the Office of Gordon and Sarah Brown established in 2010 following Gordon Brown’s Premiership in the UK. Former Non-Executive Director of Harrods Group (Holdings) Ltd 2012-2022 Serves on the global board of UNICEF Executive Director’s Generation Unlimited.

Juliette Hickman

Independent Director

Independent Director for Keurig Dr Pepper and Montanya Distillers. Former investment analyst at Capital World Investors focused on the Global Beverage, European Testing and UK PubCo industries.

Lindsay Pattison

Independent Director

Chief Client Officer of WPP. Serves in Facebook’s Global Client Council influencing policy and product.Advisory Board Member to Planet First Partners, a fund focused on sustainable products and services for a healthier planet.
Former Chief Transformation Officer for GroupM and Global CEO of Maxus.

Cristiano Souza


Senior Partner at Dynamo Capital an investment advisor focused on long-term equity investments.  He is also Senior Partner at Dynamo Administração de Recursos, a Brazilian investment manager established in 1993 focused on long-term equity investments in Brazil.  Cristiano joined Dynamo in 1994 in Brazil and is now based in the U.K. to focus on the investment advisory of the Dynamo Fund.

Zack Werner

Independent Director

Founder of The Maze Group, a highly technical consultancy and private equity fund focused on digital transformation. Oversees growth for clients such as LVMH, JC Penney, and General Electric, as well as portfolio companies like Nutraceutical Corporation.

Aaron Chatterley

Independent Director

Aaron co-Founded beauty retailer feelunique in 2005, and in 2021 he sold the company to LVMH/Sephora. He is an investor in multiple beauty and tech businesses and a Non-Executive Director of Digital Jersey. He is also an active member of Cosmetic Executive Women, Founders Forum and Founders Pledge and an Ambassador for the Prince’s Trust Women Supporting Women.

Simon Dai


Director at Waldecast plc and serves as Chairman and CEO of Obagi China. Prior to Waldencast, Simon was the Chairman of Obagi Global Hodling. He led several investments in the healthcare space, including Obagi (acquired from Bausch Health) and Presbia (co-invested with Orchard Capital). Previously, Simon focused on impact investing at Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where he was a Liaison Officer based in Ethiopia. He also co-founded Oxford MEStar, a spin-out company from the Institute of Biomedical Engineering of Oxford University specializing in translational and regenerative medicine. Simon received a BA in Sociology from Manchester University. MSc. In Financing from London School of Economics, and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management.

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