A lawyer by training, Alexandra Palt specialized in human rights. She began her career at a law firm and then worked for Amnesty International in Germany and at organizations specializing in diversity, change management, and sustainability.
In 2012, she joined L’Oréal as chief sustainability officer and launched L’Oréal’s first sustainability program, with a set of objectives to be achieved by the end of 2020.
In 2017, Palt was appointed chief corporate responsibility officer, becoming the executive vice president of the Fondation L’Oréal in addition to her role as head of the sustainability department. She became a member of L’Oréal’s Executive Committee two years later. In June 2020, L’Oréal launched its new sustainability program for 2030, L’Oréal for the Future.