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Mike Jatania

Mike entered the family owned Lornamead business in 1984 performing a number of roles in a variety of countries before becoming Chief Executive of the group in 1990. Mike shaped Lornamead into one of the most successful brand owners across markets and categories by making over 35 acquisitions of well-known brands from companies such as Unilever, Sara Lee, Proctor and Gamble, Wella AG and Henkel.

Under Mike’s leadership, Lornamead grew into an international company, recognized for its business success in acquiring and investing in heritage Beauty & Personal care brands. The company built up a portfolio of over 30 brands selling in over 50 countries, including Yardley London fragrance and bath luxuries, Finesse hair care and Lypsyl lip balm.

The company was sold in 2013 to 4 strategic buyers including a major Chinese multinational, a large Indian corporate and a US company
which provided a successful strategic exit for the family. Mike Jatania holds a Degree in Accounting from South Bank University.