The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) announced today that Jane Lauder has been named Global Brand President, Clinique. Succeeding Ms. Lauder will be Stephane de la Faverie who has been named Senior Vice President/Global General Manager, Origins, Ojon and Darphin. Their new roles will become effective on April 1, 2014.
Jane Lauder (Photo: Business Wire)
Both Ms. Lauder and Mr. de la Faverie will report to Lynne Greene, Group President of Clinique, Origins, Ojon, Aveda and Darphin. As announced in 2012, Ms. Greene was promoted to Group President as part of an organizational redesign to further align brands and provide high potential leaders with increased opportunities. Appointing Ms. Lauder to Clinique supports this evolution and will enable Ms. Greene to focus on the strategic direction of her brand portfolio and her other significant leadership responsibilities. “Lynne’s vision combined with her industry-leading creativity has propelled Clinique’s exceptional global results and her close partnership with Jane will enable Clinique’s future success. Jane’s new role reflects her proven talent as one of our Company’s valued business leaders and innovative thinkers. Her ability to take brands and help maximize their global potential has been a key driver in our Company’s success,” said Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Estée Lauder Companies. In addition to supporting the Company’s organizational evolution, this appointment was a natural move for Ms. Lauder who earlier in her career was Senior Vice President, Global Marketing for Clinique where she was responsible for the brand’s overall strategic marketing and helped take the brand into new markets. As a result of her success in this role, Ms. Lauder later became Global Brand President, Origins, Ojon and Darphin. “Jane is a very driven and talented leader. With her deep knowledge of today’s global consumer, I am delighted to have her back on the Clinique team where I know she will be extremely successful in advancing the long heritage of innovation,” said Lynne Greene. “Stephane brings significant experience in multi-brand leadership and expertise in skin care. His track record demonstrates his strength in successfully growing smaller brands and taking them into new markets. I am confident that both Jane and Stephane will bring outstanding growth and leadership to their brands.”