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New Exec Comes Onboard for Clinique North America

Posted: June 17, 2013

The Estée Lauder Companies announced Jean-Christophe Jourde has been promoted to the newly created position of senior vice president/general manager for North America,Clinique. Jourde will be responsible for driving Clinique sales and market share growth for the brand in the North America region, and his appointment will be effective from July 1.

“Jean-Christophe is an outstanding professional,” said Lynne Greene, Group president, The Estée Lauder Companies and global brand president, Clinique. “We are proud to bring such a talented leader to North America.”

“I am extremely pleased Jean-Christophe will be leading Clinique in North America where the brand is the leader in beauty,” said Ricardo Quintero, senior vice president and global general manager for market development, Clinique. “He has a track record of success and the experience, passion and imagination to lead and accelerate Clinique’s strategies in this region.”

Currently, Jourde is vice president/general manager for Clinique Europe, Middle East and Africa, where he oversees 38 markets. He has played a key role in refocusing the brand on its core values and unique proposition to regain market share in Western Europe while accelerating growth in Eastern Europe and the emerging markets. He has created and led regional capabilities including media, store design, visual merchandising, trade marketing, education, communications and consumer engagement. Jourde has also enhanced the consumer experience with the brand across Europe in both assisted and non-assisted doors. He has co-led major corporate organizational projects in EMEA, including the creation and structure of the regional office.

“I am thrilled to take on this new challenge and go to a region that I have an enormous respect for, especially as it relates to the entrepreneurial spirit, the vibrant retail landscape and the engaged consumer. The region is so diverse and my experience in making the brand relevant in EMEA in 38 countries will be invaluable,” said Jourde.

Jourde began his career with The Estée Lauder Companies in Germany in 2004 as the brand manager for Est&eacuate;e Lauder and Aramis Designer Fragrances, later adding Tom Ford to his responsibilities. Prior to joining the Estée Lauder Companies, Jourde worked in various senior positions at L’Oréal International on brands such as La Roche-Posay, Biotherm and Vichy. Jourde has worked in various international markets including Canada, where he spent four years.