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Managing Director


A medical school graduate, Olivier Courtin-Clarins began his career as an orthopedic surgeon and chief resident at Foch Hospital. Since 1984, he has collaborated with Clarins to create a network of fundamental research laboratories across the globe. Passionate for adventure, he worked part-time at the hospital, and then joined the family group in 1995 after earning his MBA from ESSEC.

A practical scientist, Dr. Olivier Courtin-Clarins is particularly involved in research, the institutes and spas. He also manages acquisitions and internal growth. In 2007, he launched his own line, My Blend, a revolutionary concept of personalized high-end skin care products.

President of the ARP, Association de Recherche sur la Polyarthrite ("Rheumatoid Arthritis Research Association"), a group created by his father in 1989, whose scope he extended in 2006: the ARP became Fondation Arthritis ("Arthritis Foundation") and funds research related to chronic inflammatory arthritis. The Foundation promotes the discovery and evaluation of innovative treatments and contributes to providing information on these diseases through campaigns and training sessions. Always with the same goal in mind: to bring hope to the sick.