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The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. announced Jane Lauder has been named global brand president for Clinique. Filling in Lauder's former role will be Stephane de la Faverie, who will become senior vice president and global general manager for Origins, Ojon and Darphin. Their new roles will become effective on April 1, 2014.
Both Lauder and de la Faverie will report to Lynne Greene, group president of Clinique, Origins, Ojon, Aveda and Darphin. As announced in 2012, 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 Lauder to Clinique supports this evolution and will enable 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 CEO of The Estée Lauder Companies.
In addition to supporting the company’s organizational evolution, this appointment was a natural move for Lauder who earlier in her career was senior vice president of 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, Lauder later became global brand president for 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 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.”
“It is our people who make our company great. As Jane and Stephane continue on their Estée Lauder Companies journey, we grow as a company—leveraging their strengths to drive our success,” said William P. Lauder, executive chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies. “Both are terrific leaders who consistently recognize global opportunities and most of all, inspire their teams to deliver excellence.”
De la Faverie joined The Estée Lauder Companies in 2011 as senior vice president and global general manager for Aramis and Designer Fragrances; shortly thereafter Lab Series and GoodSkin Labs were added to his responsibilities. Since joining the company, de la Faverie has helped grow Aramis and Designer Fragrances’ profitability and expand the company’s designer fragrance portfolio. Throughout his tenure in the beauty industry, de la Faverie has worked to build a number of skin care brands. Most recently under his leadership, the men’s skin care brand, Lab Series, successfully launched several major innovations globally.
Freda said, “Stephane is an ideal person to build on the success from Jane’s prior leadership. His keen ability to think globally and act locally will help the Origins, Ojon and Darphin teams continue to focus on their fastest-growing opportunities.”