About Us

Orleans Cosmetics, previously known as Orleans Distributors, continues to distribute skin care products to approximately 130 retail stores and to over 250 beauty salons throughout Southern Africa.

The company prides itself on having a wealth of talent and experience at all levels from Management to sell-through consultants. The business employs over 80 staff members countrywide.

CEO and shareholder, Don Kourie, has many years’ experience in the cosmetics industry, having served as the Managing Director of the Estée Lauder Group in South Africa for 9 years, and then later as the Marketing Director of Woolworths, one of the major retail chains in South Africa. He has also worked for AEEI.

Besides South Africa, the brands are exported to Mauritius, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

The business has a solid reputation for representing its Principals in a professional and effective manner in dealing with well established, leading retailers and with independently owned beauty salons.

The company seeks to be known as an employer of choice which is able to retain and attract people of the highest calibre.

The company will soon be expanding its portfolio by adding a number of fragrance brands and launching a make – up range.

Parent Company

AEEI, the parent company of Orleans Cosmetics, is a black-owned and black-controlled investment holding company situated in South Africa, which is listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

It has received numerous awards, including the most empowered Black owned company in 2017 and the CEO was awarded the most empowered business leader of the year in 2017.

It operates numerous businesses in different industries, including in technology, fishing, health care, events and tourism. AEEI listed two of its businesses on the JSE in 2017 in the technology and food sectors. It also has strategic investments in companies such as Saab Grintek, BT South Africa and Pioneer Foods. Refer to http://aeei.co.za