In addition to supporting the company’s organizational evolution, this appointment is said to be a natural move for Ms. Lauder who earlier in her career was the senior vice president of global marketing for Clinique where she was responsible for the brand’s overall strategic marketing and helped take it into new markets.
As a result of her success in this role, Lauder later became Global Brand President of Origins, Ojon and Darphin as part of an organizational redesign to further align brands and provide high potential leaders with increased opportunities.
"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,” says Estée's CEO Fabrizio Freda.
New appointments, new initiatives..
Succeeding Ms. Lauder in the role of Global General Manager of Origins, Ojon and Darphin will be Stephane de la Faverie.
Both will report to Lynne Greene, group president of Clinique, where the new appointments will allow Greene to focus on the strategic direction of her brand portfolio and other significant leadership responsibilities.
“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," says Greene.
"I am confident that both Jane and Stephane will bring outstanding growth and leadership to their brands,” she adds.
Organizational redesign strives to drive future success for the brand
In November of 2012, William P. Lauder and Fabrizio Freda announced an organizational redesign to drive Estée Lauder's future success by further aligning brands, ensuring focus on the greatest opportunities globally and creating growth for talent worldwide.
"It is our people who make our brand 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 Lauder, Executive Chairman.
“Both are terrific leaders who consistently recognize global opportunities and most of all, inspire their teams to deliver excellence,” he adds.