Yve-Car Momperousse is CEO and co-founder of Kreyol Essence (KE), an agribusiness that creates natural and ethical personal care products from Haiti. The millennial started the international company in 2014 with her life and business partner, Stephane Jean Baptiste.

Leveraging unique ingredients such as Haitian Black Castor Oil, Haitian Moringa Oil and Vetiver, KE is known for its plant-based products formulated for those experiencing hair loss as well those with dry hair, dry skin and curly hair. Kreyol Essence has retail partnerships with specialty and green retailers such as ULTA, Urban Outfitters, Whole Foods Market and Wegmans. The social business connects its sales to economic development and improving the environment in Haiti. To date, the company has created jobs for over 300 farmers and women.

Kreyol Essence was recently featured on Shark Tank ABC. Yve-Car was also selected by beauty giant, Sephora, as the Next Generation Beauty Industry Leader and was named one of 2018’s Top Conscious Business Leader by Conscious Company Media. Beauty and Money and Refinery29 has called Kreyol Essence one of the Most Exciting & Cool Indie Beauty Brands.

The social entrepreneur holds a bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from Rutgers University, started her master’s at the University of Pennsylvania and completed her degree at Cornell University in International Development with a focus on Rural Agriculture.

 

BUSINESS HONORS

  • Top Conscious Business Leader, Conscious Magazine
  • Next Generation Beauty Industry Leader, Sephora
  • Female Exporter of the Year, Caribbean Export
  • Hope Award in Business, Hope for Haiti
  • Woman in Business Award, YWCA Haiti
  • Rising Star, International Caribbean Business Association
  • Sustainable Business Award, Global Now
  • Business Leadership Award, Haitian Roundtable
  • 20 Under 40 Business Award, Caribbean Life, A News Corp Publication

 

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