The Estée Lauder Companies Appoints Guillaume Jesel to Senior Vice
President/General Manager, Global Corporate Innovation
NEW YORK -- February 7, 2014
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) announced today that Guillaume Jesel
has been named to the newly created position of Senior Vice President/General
Manager, Global Corporate Innovation. Mr. Jesel will transition from his
current role as Senior Vice President, Global and North America Marketing for
M·A·C Cosmetics to his new position, effective March 31, 2014. In his
position, Mr. Jesel will report to Carl Haney, Executive Vice President,
Global Research and Development, Corporate Product Innovation, Package
Development for The Estée Lauder Companies.
Mr. Jesel will lead Global Corporate Innovation, including corporate
technologies, external innovation and the Company’s long-term innovation
pipeline and portfolio. During his transition, he will work closely with Daria
Myers, Senior Vice President, Global Corporate Innovation and Sustainability.
Ms. Myers will remain an advisor to both Mr. Jesel and Mr. Haney.
Since Ms. Myers joined Corporate Innovation in 2009, the Company’s
capabilities in this area have grown substantially in global expertise and
scale. Her leadership has helped build a multi-stream, multi-year innovation
pipeline that has kept the Company on the cutting edge of prestige beauty.
“From the time our Company was founded, innovation has been the heart and soul
fueling our brands’ success. Under Daria’s outstanding leadership, the reach
of Corporate Innovation has expanded in scope, talent and impact, resulting in
high-performing, world-class prestige beauty products desired by consumers
globally,” said Mr. Haney.
Mr. Jesel has been in his current position since 2007; during this time, he
has played an integral role in shaping the brand strategy with the M·A·C
leadership team. His extensive experience includes the deployment of M·A·C’s
50 launches annually, spearheading the acceleration of local and cultural
relevance efforts for the powerhouse brand and overseeing M·A·C’s Product
Marketing, Supply Chain and Consumer Marketing and Insights. Mr. Jesel also
helped lead the brand’s groundbreaking fashion and pop culture partnerships
and collaborations, establishing the brand as a leader in social media, and
contributing to the success of its breakthrough Viva Glam campaigns in support
of the M·A·C AIDS Fund.
Mr. Haney said, “Guillaume’s keen understanding of how innovation drives brand
growth, complemented by his strong experience in marketing and branding, makes
him ideally suited for this new role. Additionally, his leadership and close
partnership with Daria will ensure we continue to build on our Company’s
longstanding heritage of innovation and help set the trends in prestige beauty
for many years to come.”
Mr. Jesel has been with the Company for 14 years, serving in a number of
senior roles, including Vice President, Global Makeup Marketing for the Estée
Lauder brand, and Executive Director of International, M·A·C Cosmetics. Prior
to joining the Company, Mr. Jesel served in marketing capacities of increasing
responsibility at the Lancôme division of L'Oréal.
The Estée Lauder Companies’ R&D tenets are founded on driving creativity,
innovation and technology to produce the highest quality, breakthrough
products for consumers worldwide. Innovation is the foundation of the brands’
groundbreaking skin care products, best-in-class makeup, aspirational
fragrances and high-performing hair-care.
The EstéeLauder Companies Inc.is one of the world’s leading manufacturers
and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products.
The Company’s products are sold in over 150 countries and territories under
the following brand names: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab
Series, Origins, M·A·C,Bobbi Brown,Tommy Hilfiger, Kiton, La Mer, Donna
Karan, Aveda,Jo Malone, Bumble and bumble,Darphin,Michael Kors, American
Beauty, Flirt!,GoodSkin Labs,Grassroots Research Labs,Tom Ford, Coach,
Ojon, Smashbox,Ermenegildo Zegna, Aerin Beauty, Osiao, Marni and Tory Burch.
An electronic version of this release can be found at the Company’s Website,
The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
Alexandra Trower, 212-572-4430
Dennis D’Andrea, 212-572-4384
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