L’Oréal Travel Retail’s Emmanuel Goulin donates US$50,000 to Hand in Hand for Haiti

HONG KONG/HAITI. L’Oréal Travel Retail Asia Pacific Managing Director Emmanuel Goulin has honoured his pledge to donate US$50,000 to charity Hand in Hand for Haiti.

The funds were raised through the sale of his Porsche Panamera 4 sports car, which he won through Dubai Duty Free’s Finest Surprise promotion. Emmanuel won a ticket in the draw at last November’s Trinity Forum in Bangkok.

The US$50,000 will go towards sponsoring a class of 20 children at the Hand in Hand for Haiti-funded Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable, which opened in 2011.

The remaining funds will be donated to PUR Projet, a charity closely connected to L’Oréal Travel Retail, which helps companies compensate their carbon emission via insetting and agroforestry, and Food Angel, a Hong Kong charity which helps underprivileged communities.

To sponsor a child at the Lycée Jean-Baptiste Pointe du Sable or to make a donation, please visit www.hihh.org.

Dubai Duty Free Executive Vice Chairman and CEO Colm McLoughlin and Chief Operating Officer Ramesh Cidambi (with management colleagues Salah Tahlak and Sinead el Sibai) prepare to make Emmanuel’s day just before Christmas