[slideshow] Estée Lauder Shakes Up Senior Leadership in High-Growth Categories


The Estée Lauder Companies has shifted top talent across several of its global brands in prestige beauty, artisanal fragrance and Asia Pacific. Effective January 1, 2018:

  • Fabrice Weber has been appointed president, Prestige and Artisanal Fragrances and ELC Ventures, reporting to John Demsey, executive group president. Weber will oversee brands like Jo Malone London, Aramis and Designer Fragrances (ADF), Le Labo, By Kilian, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle and the Company’s ELCV portfolio. He will also oversee ELCV, partnering with leaders and founders to grow high-potential brands and minority investments. 
  • Patrice Béliard has been named senior vice president, global general manager, Aramis and Designer Fragrances, reporting to Weber. Béliard will also join the extended executive leadership team. In his new role, he is responsible for shaping the global business strategy and delivering global growth for ADF. 
  • Simultaneously, Daniel Annese, global brand president, Aramis and Designer Fragrances, will take on a special assignment before retiring in January 2019. Annese will move into a new role supporting the international expansion of Smashbox, GlamGlow and Becca.
  • Mark Loomis has been appointed president, Asia/Pacific, reporting to Cedric Prouvé, group president, international. Loomis will join the executive leadership team. In his new role, Loomis will oversee the region at large and drive the region’s key strategic priorities. Additionally, he will have responsibility for the Hong Kong regional office; the China, Hong Kong and Taiwan affiliates; and a number of regional corporate functions.
  • Joy Fan has been appointed senior vice president, general manager, China, reporting to Loomis. Fan will also lead the Asia/Pacific region’s contributions to an enterprise-wide consumer engagement project, and will add a reporting line to Jane Hertzmark Hudis, group president.
  • Christopher K. Wood has been named senior vice president, Asia/Pacific. He will report to Loomis. In his new role, Wood will be responsible for Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and emerging Southeast Asia markets, as well as several regional corporate functions.

“Our Company has experienced outstanding success developing multiple engines of growth across categories, channels and geographies,” said Fabrizio Freda, president and CEO. “Our fragrance portfolio and our business in Asia/Pacific, primarily fueled by China, continue to generate impressive growth. I am thrilled to appoint a diverse group of seasoned global leaders who embrace creativity, innovation and a digital-first mindset to lead these engines of growth for the Company.”

“Our continued success is a testament to our commitment to developing our talent," said William P. Lauder, executive chairman. "We create long-term career opportunities that amplify the unique skill sets, backgrounds and dynamic perspectives of each high-potential individual. Today’s announcement reflects our confidence in the best-in-class leadership abilities of our leaders to grow the business into the future.”


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