Nannette de Gaspe Beaubien
Pillar Chair - Wellness & Wellbeing
Founder & CEO, Nannette de Gaspé
Nannette de Gaspé Beaubien is a seasoned marketing and finance executive with an emphasis on the biotech and beauty industries. She has spent her career in corporate banking, corporate finance and private equity in Toronto, New York and Montreal. Since 2003, Nannette has been Vice-Chair at T Investment Corporation, a private holding company with a strong focus on scouting, funding, and nurturing industry disruptive and innovative companies and technologies.
From 2014 through 2016, Nannette took on the role of Strategic Advisor at Holt Renfrew, and during the same period, she sat on the board of the National Research Council of Canada.
In 2015, Nannette became Executive Chair of Biomod Concepts, a biotech company with both cosmetic and pharmaceutical applications, where she spearheaded the commercialization of their proprietary technologies. In 2016, Nannette launched her own global luxury beauty brand, NANNETTE de GASPÉ, and is the company’s Brand Founder and CEO.
Upon its launch in May 2016 at Selfridges, NANNETTE de GASPÉ quickly grew into a cult favorite with an exclusive distribution in top luxury retailers in the US, the UK, Europe, Canada, the Middle East and Asia.
Having been dubbed the “disruptor in the beauty industry” by WWD and Vogue, the brand has also won numerous awards including WWD Beauty Inc “Best Skincare Product for 2017”, the Cosmetic Design Beauty Industry Award for “Best Indie Beauty Brand” and “Beauty Industry Woman of the Year”, 2018 Fashion Magazine Annual Beauty Awards for "Best Mask", 2019 Hello Giggles Beauty Crush Awards for "Best Moisturizer" and The Kit’s Beauty Disruptor Award for our Bain Noir Cannabis Sativa Bath Soak Treatment.
In 2019, Nannette acquired the biotech company and created the newly formed NNTT Tech Inc., which is dedicated to ground breaking innovations in the skincare and pharma industries.