Interview Of The Week

Camila Tomas, Puig

Camila Tomas, Puig
Camila Tomas, Puig

Who: Camila Tomas is vice-president of innovation and new technologies at Puig, a Barcelona-based third-generation family-owned fashion and beauty business founded in 1914 that recorded 2019 sales of €2.029 billion

Topic: How and why Puig embraced a product that could cannibalize one of the company’s core products.

Quote: “You need to captivate the heart and imagination of the key actors that are critical to the project. Those colleagues, whose contribution will make the difference, need to fall in love with the project and they have to love it so much they proudly speak about it during the Sunday lunch with their family.”

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About the author

Jennifer L. Schenker

Jennifer L. Schenker, an award-winning journalist, has been covering the global tech industry from Europe since 1985, working full-time, at various points in her career for the Wall Street Journal Europe, Time Magazine, International Herald Tribune, Red Herring and BusinessWeek. She is currently the editor-in-chief of The Innovator, an English-language global publication about the digital transformation of business. Jennifer was voted one of the 50 most inspiring women in technology in Europe in 2015 and 2016 and was named by Forbes Magazine in 2018 as one of the 30 women leaders disrupting tech in France. She has been a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneers judge for 20 years. She lives in Paris and has dual U.S. and French citizenship.