Estée Lauder has announced leadership appointments for its travel retail business, effective May 1, 2022. Olivier Bottrie, currently global president, travel retail and retail development, will retire in June 2022.
Israel Assa, currently president, commercial, travel retail worldwide, will succeed Bottrie and will be named global president, travel retail worldwide.
Assa will be based in New York and will report directly to Peter Jueptner, president, international. He will join the company’s executive leadership team.
Javier Simon, currently president, travel retail Asia Pacific, will succeed Assa, and will be named president, commercial, travel retail worldwide.
He will report directly to Assa and will be based in Switzerland. He will join the company’s executive leadership team.
Andrea Dorigo, senior vice president, general manager, global retail and head of commercial, North America, will continue to report directly to Mark Loomis, president, North America, for his commercial, North America responsibilities, and will report directly to Peter for his Global Retail responsibilities.
Jueptner said, "We are proud of the exceptional depth and quality of talent across the organization, and as Olivier steps into his well-deserved retirement, we are pleased to elevate Israel and Javier, two dynamic, internally-trained and highly experienced leaders into these roles of greater responsibility. ELC remains committed to investing in and growing our local and international talent around the world, particularly leaders like Israel and Javier, who have extensive first-hand experience in travel retail and deep global expertise across all aspects of prestige beauty."