Kering has announced the appointment of Béatrice Lazat as its new human resources director, effective March 3. She replaces Belen Essioux-Trujillo, who has left to pursue other opportunities, the company said. Most recently, Lazat was based in Shanghai and worked at L'Oréal as human resources director for the Asia-Pacific region. In her new role at Kering, she will be reporting to Jean-Francois Palus, the group's managing director. In addition, Lazat will also be joining Kering's executive committee. Lazat started her career in the luxury sector at Chanel. She then moved to Christofle, prior to spending 20 years at L'Oréal.