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Kjaer Weis: Gillian Gorman, CEO

By Antony Hawman  
| 1 October 2021
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Welcome to the latest episode of our Podcast series "The Beauty Edit" where we bring you inspiring stories, retail insights and conversation from the beauty sectors's most influential business leaders.

Gillian Gorman Round is the CEO of Kjaer Weis – the independent Certified Organic make-up brand founded by renowned makeup artist Kirsten Kjaer Weis – who, after years of working on the world’s biggest runway shows and prestigious fashion shoots, was inspired to create a luxurious and high-performance range of products that also truly delivered in terms of sustainability, responsibility and transparency.

A self-confessed “beauty obsessive,” Gorman Round has years of leadership experience at some of the world’s biggest beauty brands, including senior roles at Yves St Laurent Beauté, L’Oreal and Revlon.

However, in 2020 and in the middle of the global pandemic, Gorman Round made the deeply personal decision to leave the world of big beauty behind her and join the independent Kjaer Weis brand as its first ever CEO.

Recording this latest episode of The Beauty Edit podcast from her New York home, Gorman Round tells Gaelle Walker, Contributing Editor of TheIndustry.fashion about the pull of the Kjaer Weis brand, its huge potential for future growth and how she plans to achieve it.

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