Before joining L’Oréal, Julie Vallat worked from 2000 as Legal Counsel for not-for-profit organizations, such as “Medecins du Monde” (French Doctors).
She then served from 2004 as Legal Counsel for the National French Department of Justice – Central Authority Division – in charge of implementing some International Treaties and Conventions, including Hague conventions against child abduction, and European conventions related to legal aid.
From 2006 she was a Barrister (Paris Bar) in the law firm Veil Jourde and partners, specializing in Human Rights and International Law, in particular in Burma.
During ten years, from 2009 to 2019, Julie Vallat was Head of Human Rights at Total, within the Corporate Legal Department / Compliance & Social Responsibility Division. Expert in international law, she managed a team of lawyers and lead a global network of local representatives to address human rights and socio-environmental risks in complex environments across the world, drawing up innovative solutions to enabling compliance with UN standards.
In June 2019, she joined L’Oréal as VP Ethics and Human Rights. In partnership with internal and external experts, she is mapping human rights risks and emerging issues to build roadmaps and appropriate action plans.