Business 100 – 2017

Tim Coolican/L’Oréal Paris

Since January 2017, Tim Coolican has served as president of L’Oréal Paris. He first joined L’Oréal U.S.A. in 2015 as deputy general manager of L’Oréal Paris. During his tenure, he has guided the vision to transform and modernize the brand, focusing specifically on consumer connectivity and digital innovation.

Tim began his career at L’Oréal Canada in 2004 and held several positions across the world with the company, including leading the global innovation team for Garnier in Paris, and general manager for Garnier, Maybelline, and Essie for the U.K and Ireland.

In 2014, Tim was promoted to general manager of the consumer products division for Southeast Asia in Singapore, where he worked across the seven Asian countries as well as Australia and New Zea-land. Tim, whose mother’s family hails from County Dublin, says he is constantly impressed with the fortitude of his ancestors. “I am grateful and humbled by the courage it must have taken to leave everything familiar behind and start a new life,” he says. Tim holds a Bachelor of Commerce in business from Queen’s University in Ontario and has two children, Fynn and Gray, with his wife, Ashlynne.