Thia Breen, Group President, North America for The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE: EL), announced that Philippe Warnery has been appointed to the position of General Manager, Canada.
Mr. Warnery will be responsible for the growth and profitability of the Canadian affiliate with a focus on locally relevant opportunities, assessing market conditions, building key account relationships, managing operational effectiveness, building capabilities, and aligning and engaging the Canada team. Mr. Warnery’s appointment is effective August 12, 2013 and he will report to Ms. Breen.
“Canada is an important strategic focus for the North America region and Philippe will be a key member of my leadership team. He has broad experience in developing and executing international marketing strategies and a collaborative style that will serve him well in this new role. I am delighted to welcome him to our team,” said Ms. Breen.
Mr. Warnery joined the The Estée Lauder Companies in 2006 and most recently served as the Vice President, General Manager, International for the Origins and Ojon brands. In this role, he spearheaded the successful expansion of Origins into China, Norway, Sweden, the Netherlands and most recently Mexico. Mr. Warnery has also been instrumental in the development of the expansion of Origins and Ojon with Boots in the UK.Prior to his work with Origins and Ojon, Mr. Warnery served as the Regional Director for Clinique Travel Retail in APAC, where he positioned Clinique as a top five brand in over 20 key airports and duty free locations. The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The Company’s products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under the following brand names: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, M•A•C, Bobbi Brown, Tommy Hilfiger, Kiton, La Mer, Donna Karan, Aveda, Jo Malone, Bumble and bumble , Darphin, Michael Kors, American Beauty, Flirt!, GoodSkin Labs, Grassroots Research Labs, Tom Ford, Coach, Ojon, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, Aerin Beauty, Osiao and Marni. # # #