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The Estée Lauder Companies Announces Executive Leadership Team Updates

Today The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) announced the following Executive Leadership Team updates:

  • Jean-Guillaume Trottier has been promoted to Global Brand President, Jo Malone London, effective July 1, 2016. Mr. Trottier will continue to report to Mr. Demsey and serve as a member of the Company’s Executive Leadership Team.
  • Julie Van Ongevalle has been appointed Senior Vice President/Global General Manager, Origins, effective October 1, 2016. Ms. Van Ongevalle will report to Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies. Ms. Van Ongevalle will join the Company’s Executive Leadership Team.

Jean-Guillaume Trottier Promoted to Global Brand President, Jo Malone London

As Global General Manager, Jo Malone London since 2012, Jean-Guillaume Trottier has driven a strategy to amplify the craft of the perfumer and the brand’s pioneering approach to unexpected ingredients. Under Mr. Trottier’s leadership, brand sales have doubled globally in the last three years and Jo Malone London’s unique positioning in the luxury sensorial lifestyle space has been solidified. In addition to his continued leadership of the Jo Malone London brand as Global Brand President, Mr. Trottier will also take on select enterprise-wide responsibilities as part of this role. Additionally, Mr. Trottier has led the strategic expansion of the brand’s footprint globally, successfully launching Jo Malone London in key markets including Brazil, Korea, China, Israel and the Philippines. After joining the Company in 2004 as Brand Manager, M·A·C, France, Mr. Trottier was then appointed Vice President/General Manager, M·A·C, EMEA and U.K. in 2007. In this role, he accelerated the brand’s growth in the region with significant increases in retail sales and an elevated brand profile and positioning across key emerging and mature markets.

Mr. Demsey said, “Jean-Guillaume is a highly talented and creative leader who has effectively articulated Jo Malone London’s special equity as a British luxury brand for a global stage. From the successful growth of the freestanding store business, to cultivating the brand’s distinctly ‘giftable’ appeal, Jean-Guillaume’s unwavering vision continues to make the brand a must-have for prestige consumers around the world.”

Julie Van Ongevalle Appointed Senior Vice President/Global General Manager, Origins

Julie Van Ongevalle joined the Company in 2004 as Marketing Director, Clinique, Benelux, and during her tenure she has held brand leadership roles of increasing responsibility on multiple brands, including launching Origins in the Netherlands. Most recently, Ms. Van Ongevalle has held the position of Senior Vice President, General Manager, M·A·C, North America, where she cultivated strong retailer relationships in the brand’s largest and most tenured region globally. She established a long-term vision to expand and reinforce distribution and strengthened the field structure to provide enhanced support to the business. Prior to this, as Vice President/General Manager, M·A·C, EMEA, Ms. Van Ongevalle successfully established a strong regional team and developed strategies that enhanced consumer engagement and accelerated distribution in new and existing markets. These efforts ultimately contributed to the growth of M·A·C’s share in EMEA and established the brand as a leader in the majority of markets in the region. Ms. Van Ongevalle’s strong brand leadership experience, coupled with her multi-category and retail expertise, position her well to take the helm of the Origins brand. A successor for her current role will be announced at a later time.

“I am thrilled Julie will be assuming the leadership of Origins. Julie is a superb brand-builder possessing a keen understanding of the highly-influential Millennial consumer, as well as valuable global expertise in digital and social media and retail dynamics. I am confident she will lead this extraordinary brand to its next phase of growth around the world,” said Ms. Hertzmark Hudis.

About The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.

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 brand names including: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, M·A·C, Kiton, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors, Darphin, Tom Ford, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN, Marni, Tory Burch, RODIN olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW and By Kilian.

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