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The Estée Lauder Companies announces executive changes

The Estée Lauder Companies has announced a series of leadership updates, effective January 1, 2020, across their brand portfolio [1].

Deborah Royer has been promoted to Global Brand President and Chief...

Deborah Royer has been promoted to Global Brand President and Chief Creative Officer, Le Labo

Justin Boxford has been promoted to Global Brand President, La Mer, after three years leading the brand as Global General Manager. In his new role, Boxford will help engineer La Mer’s continued growth by “nurturing and strengthening its brand equity, focusing on its aspiration to remain the unrivaled luxury skin care brand around the world.” He will continue reporting to Sandra Main, Global Brand President, Bobbi Brown and La Mer.

Philippe Pinatel has been promoted to Global Brand President, M·A·C Cosmetics.

Since joining M·A·C Cosmetics in 2018 as Senior Vice President and Global General Manager, Philippe Pinatel has led the brand’s evolved strategic direction and vision, “expertly developing new capabilities in a dynamic beauty market while leveraging the historical strengths on which M·A·C Cosmetics was built.” Fiscal Year 2019 proved to be a crucial inflection point for the beauty powerhouse.

As Global Brand President, M·A·C Cosmetics, Pinatel will continue to lead the transformation efforts at M·A·C, maintaining a focus on evolving the brand’s culture and organizational model, targeting new capabilities and building a solid infrastructure to support growth and execution. He will continue reporting to John Demsey, Executive Group President.

Deborah Royer has been promoted to Global Brand President and Chief Creative Officer, Le Labo. Royer was appointed Global General Manager and Chief Creative Officer in 2015, following ELC’s acquisition of Le Labo one year earlier. She will continue reporting jointly to Fabrice Weber, President, Prestige and Artisanal Fragrances and New Brands Empowerment Group, as well as John Demsey.

Christopher Wood has been named President, North Asia (Japan, Korea), Dr. Jart+ and Do The Right Thing. He will take on brand leadership responsibilities following the completion of ELC’s acquisition of Have & Be Co. Ltd., the Seoul-based, global skin care company behind Dr. Jart+ and men’s grooming brand Do The Right Thing in 2019. Mr. Wood will report jointly to Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Group President, as well as to Mark Loomis, President, Asia/Pacific


[1Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, M·A·C, Kiton, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors, Darphin, Tom Ford, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, Aerin, Rodin olio lusso, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, Glamglow, By Kilian, Becca, Too Faced and Dr. Jart+.

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