About Us

The joy of Human Connection

About Us


LifeStyles has a history dating back to 1905 when Eric Ansell first started making condoms in Richmond Australia. Today LifeStyles is a Global leader in the sexual wellness sector, comprising a broad range of condoms, personal lubricants, and other related products. LifeStyles is the world’s #2 condom company with leading latex brands such as LifeStyles®, Jissbon®, Manix®, Unimil®, Blowtex®, and others, as well as the fast-growing, highly-innovative non-latex condom brand SKYN®. LifeStyles Healthcare was created on September 1, 2017, when the consortium of Humanwell Healthcare & CITIC Capital private equity purchased the Sexual Wellness division from Ansell.

Our
Purpose

Our Core Purpose is to make every person, no matter what age, gender, colour, sexuality, or ability, feel great about themselves. We do this by always communicating authentic messages in the most positive manner, creating products of outstanding quality, and ensuring that every interaction with us or our products elevates their self-esteem.

Core Values


  • Integrity & Respect

    We have great respect for people and for the environment. We always act with high levels of integrity and in the best interests of the world around us.

  • Harmony

    We encourage robust debate, but when a decision is made, we all work towards the same goals.

  • Team Work

    We know that collaboration builds stronger companies and we encourage teams working together to create greatness.

  • Passion for winning

    We want to build a strong company that can serve all stakeholders well, and to do this we will always be passionate and competitive.

  • Entrepreneurialism

    From the very beginnings of our company an entrepreneurial spirit has flowed in our veins and it is a spirit we value and strive to maintain.

Our Vision


We create joy through
human connection

Our Mission


We bring joyful moments to all adults,
regardless of gender, race, sexuality,
ability, age or religion by supporting,
encouraging, and ensuring all
aspects of sensual wellness

Our History


LifeStyles’ story dates back to 1905, when Eric Ansell first started making condoms in Richmond Australia. Today, LifeStyles is a global leader in the sexual wellness sector, comprising of a broad range of condoms, personal lubricants, and other related products.

Historical milestones for our company
  • 1905

    Eric Norman Ansell acquires the condom machinery owned by his employer the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Company and founds the company that today is the LifeStyles company

  • 1929

    Eric Norman Ansell establishes the first Ansell entity: E. N. Ansell & Sons Pty. Ltd.

  • 1960

    The acquisition of the Nutex Rubber Company of Sydney is the start of a large-scale expansion into the US and European markets

  • 1988

    Acquisition of Mates, the brand originally launched by Richard Branson in 1987

  • 1995

    Acquisition of French company Manix (created in 1985)

  • 2006

    Ansell acquires Wuhan Jissbon Sanitary Products Company Ltd. From Humanwell healthcare (Jissbon), a leading fully integrated healthcare solution provider in China

  • 2007

    Acquisition of Blowtex (Brazil) and Unimil (Germany /Poland)

  • 2017

    Humanwell and CITIC together acquire the Sexual Wellness division from Ansell

Leadership Team


M'lou Walker

Chief Executive Officer

M'lou Walker

Chief Executive Officer

M’lou has nearly 30 years of experience in the management of OTC and personal care businesses. She has created success with large, flagship brands for public companies, led business and brand turnarounds, and been a successful entrepreneur. She has served on public, private, and non-profit boards and is currently a director on the boards of RevTrax, a start-up in the marketing technology space and TelVue, a distributor of cloud-based community programming. She loves to uncover the hidden gems in a company and work with a great team to create success and outsized outcomes. For M’lou, the 3 most important parts of a business are people, people, and people.

Natalia Ryjoukhina

Chief Finance Officer

Natalia Ryjoukhina

Chief Finance Officer

Natalia is a finance leader with 20+ years business experience in various industries: fast moving consumer goods (P&G), durable goods (Newell Rubbermaid), industrial manufacturing (Ingersoll Rand), healthcare (Ansell, Lifestyles). Divers cultural background; multilingual – English, French, Russian and initial Dutch, Spanish, Mandarin. Track record of driving achievement of financial objectives in B2B and B2C businesses in growth as well as downturn conditions, bringing fresh perspective and innovative solutions. Passion for building and developing high-performing teams, instilling financial discipline, and driving bottom-line

William Zhang

General Manager - China

William Zhang

General Manager - China

William Zhang has been with Jissbon/Humanwell from 2000 -2004, and in his current role as the General Manager of Jissbon since 2014, during which he played the key role in the rapid-growing China business. Besides his career in Jissbon, He acted as the president of Tianjin Latex from 2004 – 2009. He holds a MBA from Wuhan University. He’s currently working from the Wuhan, China office.

Ryszard Karas

Vice President, Sales & Marketing EMEA

Ryszard Karas

Vice President, Sales & Marketing EMEA

Ryszard has been a passionate and result-driven leader of sales & marketing teams for over 25 years. He has gained professional experience across several food and non- food categories in large to mid-size FMCG companies like Diageo, Heineken or Tetley. He has delivered sales and market share growth, profitability improvement by building strategic plans and teams to excel execution.

Ryszard strongly believes in teamwork, empowered employees with “I Can Do” mindsets and continuous improvement in every aspect of business activity. He holds an MBA degree from Illinois University at Urbana-Champaign.

Nicole Hillier

Sr. Director, Sales & Marketing ANZ/Japan/New Territories

Nicole Hillier

Sr. Director, Sales & Marketing ANZ/Japan/New Territories

While working at Woolworths Supermarkets as a 15y.o., Nicole would never have imagined that one day that same company would be one of her biggest customers! After studying and working in the marketing field for many years, Nicole moved into sales management after joining a contract manufacturer of cosmetics and beauty products. That role saw Nicole travel extensively through Asia, partnering with different manufacturers which put her in good stead when joining Ansell back in 2005. Since then, Nicole has held a number of positions within the sales and marketing function and been involved in the successful launches of both SKYN® and Zero® in the ANZ region. Outside the office, Nicole is kept busy with two young (and very energetic!) boys.

Kevin Schott

Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain

Kevin Schott

Vice President, Operations and Supply Chain

Kevin has 15+ years of experience all across Supply Chain Functions and has led Teams in Production, Plants, Global Engineering, Operations and S&OP. Originally from Germany, he has been living in Asia for the past 10 Years. During this time he led major transformation and manufacturing Transfer Projects to improve efficiencies of the organizations. His mission is to drive customer satisfaction to even higher levels and believes that a successful End-to-End Supply Chain Organization works best in strong collaboration with all functions.

KC Nguyen

Vice President, R & D and QARA

KC Nguyen

Vice President, R & D and QARA

KC is an Executive Officer with more than 25 years of experience in medical device related to latex dip good products and personal lubricant manufacturing, RAQA and New Product Development. KC describes himself as an individual who is very passionate about what he does, as someone who will never give up and loves challenges. He uses his positive attitude and tireless energy to encourage his team to identify a solution for every problem and always has a plan B. His past employment includes Ansell Healthcare, Yulex Corporation, Kimberly Clark Corporation and Safeskin Corporation.

Melanie Rice

Vice President, General Counsel

Melanie Rice

Vice President, General Counsel

With 20 years’ experience in law across a wide variety of areas ranging from commercial litigation and media law to corporate law, Melanie’s results-driven approach makes her a trusted commercial advisor and business partner. Commencing her career in commercial litigation in private practice, gaining extensive experience in the court room as well as conflict resolution, and continuing her career in corporate law as a senior in-house lawyer at Ansell Ltd, Melanie has developed an instinct to quickly identify and assess key risks and advise on finding pragmatic, commercial solutions. Her energy and drive, and an ability to remain focused amid rapidly changing environments arm Melanie with a true agility that helps businesses succeed.

Marta Tóth

Global Marketing Strategy Director

Marta Tóth

Global Marketing Strategy Director

Marta has been dedicating her professional life to the creation and growth of consumer brands. From Toyota cars to Magnum ice creams, she led a large number of product concept, branding, packaging and communication development projects. Her knowledge built in McCann Erickson and Microsoft enabled her to develop the strategy behind our EMEA brand portfolio harmonization and the creation of the SKYN brand, in her very first years with LifeStyles (then Ansell). Since then, she has put all her energy, expertise and passion in developing strategies and assets to grow the strength and the equity of our brands around the globe, together with our teams.

Andrea Pavlovicova

Director, Global Innovation

Andrea Pavlovicova

Director, Global Innovation

Andrea has over 25 years’ experience in sales & marketing of brand building and brand development across different consumer goods categories ranging from ice cream and personal & home care at Unilever, through to sexual wellbeing at Lifestyles. Her current role is instrumental in driving the Innovation agenda in at Lifestyles. Andrea brings a strong understanding of consumer relevance, and experience in project management when developing new products and categories.

She is a strong believer of collaboration being instrumental to achieving results and that commitment to teamwork is integral to delivering commercial success for brands.

Bruno Koudela

Senior Director, Sales and Marketing, LAC

Bruno Koudela

Senior Director, Sales and Marketing, LAC

Bruno has 25 years of experience in strategic positions during his career. He has worked for Kellogg´s, Faber-Castell and BIC in different areas with strong results for those companies. Bruno has an MBA in marketing, a solid background and believes in building strong teams to deliver results.

Ken DeBaene

Vice President Sales, the Americas

Ken DeBaene

Vice President Sales, the Americas

Ken has benefited from the opportunity to develop his commercial and leadership skills at Warner Lambert, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson consumer healthcare divisions. He has more recently applied this training and experience in smaller, privately owned companies to drive transformation of the sales function and overall company results. Ken is an analytical achiever, who enjoys realizing the possibilities of transformation while believing the keys to success are alignment, clarity of direction, focus, leadership and a bias for action.

Global Code of Conduct


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M'Lou Walker

Chief Executive Officer

The Global Code of Conduct is inseparably connected with our LifeStyles Values of Integrity and Respect.

In the long run, those who act with integrity, especially when it’s difficult to do so, win personally and professionally. It’s important to remember that decisions that are informed by integrity and respect can and should keep the needs of the business sharply in focus. The Code of Conduct reflects the way we have been doing business for many years – over time, we have strengthened it and we will continue to follow and improve over many years to come.

When we face difficult decisions during the course of our work, we make our Code of Conduct our highest priority and demand the same from those around us. Ethics will never be sacrificed in pursuit of profits at LifeStyles. Our leaders must be the first to be “called onto the carpet” when employees find something that bothers them.

We are constantly working to improve the reporting channels for any violation of the Code of Conduct, and we encourage employees to leverage one of the many options available to safely report such incidents. We do not tolerate retaliation against anyone who raises issues in good faith.

Finally, our customers and suppliers must also know that doing business the right way is not just a concept at LifeStyles – it’s something we do every day. Please familiarize yourself with our uncompromising approach to ethical business dealings.

Global Presence


LifeStyles is a significant player in the worldwide market for sexual welness products. We manufacture, market and sell condoms, lubricants, feminine hygiene products and related devices through retail outlets. We also supply condoms through public tenders and third party branded businesses.

There are 18 brands in the core portfolio. The 5 core brands are:
We also maintain acquired brands in local markets:

Global LifeStyles Presence


  • UK
  • France
  • Netherlands
  • Belgium
  • Italy
  • Poland
  • Germany
  • Spain
  • Russia
  • India
  • Australia
  • South Africa
  • Namibia
  • Botswana
  • Zimbabwe
  • Zambia
  • Tanzania
  • DRC
  • Madagascar
  • Uganda
  • Kenya
  • Congo
  • Gabon
  • Cameroon
  • Nigeria
  • Benin
  • Ghana
  • Cote d'ivoire
  • Burkina Faso
  • Mali
  • Senegal
  • Mauritania
  • Western Sahara
  • Algeria
  • Morocco
  • Egypt
  • Argentina
  • Chile
  • Brazil
  • Colombia
  • Uruguay
  • Canada
  • United States
  • Mexico
  • Turkey
  • China
  • Presence

Awards and Accolades


  • 2021

    LifeStyles’ Publicly Traded campaign wins the Grand Prix for Creative e-commerce at Spikes Asia

    Our LifeStyles Publicly Traded campaign was awarded the highest recognition for Creative e-commerce at Spikes Asia.

  • 2019

    The Best Condoms in 2019

    GQ says: “SKYN is the king of all condoms. Why? It feels the #best. And it's incredibly tear resistant.

  • 2019

    Thai FDA 2019 Quality Award

    The Thai FDA regulates food, medicines and medical devices in Thailand. The Quality Award recognizes companies

  • 2019

    SKYN® arise™ packaging – the “roly poly” pill-holder

    Stratégies is the leading professional media for brands, advertising agencies, media and technology platforms in France

  • 2018

    Two 3R awards from the Thai government

    LifeStyles Healthcare prioritises #sustainable practices in its manufacturing facilities around the world, so it is with great

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Manufacturing Facilities


LifeStyles’ manufacturing footprint is constantly evolving to meet ever-changing sales and marketing requirements. At present, we have two fully owned manufacturing facilities:

Suretex Prophylactics (India) Pvt Ltd

Plot # 74 to 91, KIADB Industrial Estate, Jigani II Phase, Anekal Taluka, Bengaluru, 560105, ​​​​​Karnataka, India

Tianjin Human-Care Latex Corporation

NO.223 West 14 Road, Pilot Free Trade Zone (Airport Economic Area), Tianjin China

Suretex Limited

31/1 Moo4, Suratthani-Thakuapha Road Tambon Khao Hua Kwai, Amphur Phunphin Suratthani 84130, Thailand

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