Jane Lauder promoted to top executive role of Estée Lauder Companies

By Sarah Parsons 18-Jun-2020

The businesswoman and granddaughter of Estée Lauder joined the world's 500 richest people list in 2019

Estée Lauder Companies' (ELC) has promoted the granddaughter of its namesake founder to top management after 23 years in the family business.

Jane Lauder most recently serviced as Global Brand President of Clinique where, under her leadership, the skin care brand tripled its online business.

In her newly created role of EVP, Enterprise Marketing and Chief Data Officer she will report directly to ELC’s CEO Fabrizio Freda and has been tasked with expanding ELC's analytic strategy.

“As Global Brand President of Clinique and leader of ELC’s enterprise-wide efforts to combine data-driven insights with creativity, she has successfully leveraged data and analytics capabilities to drive strong long-term growth at both the brand and enterprise level," said Freda.

"Jane’s unique combination of understanding high-touch consumer experiences, and data analytics and insights, will further strengthen our innovative product offerings and experiences for our consumers globally."

Michelle Freyre

ELC newcomer Michelle Freyre will succeed Launder as Global General Manager of Clinique.

Freyre has joined the New York-led business from a 20-year career at Johnson & Johnson, where she most recently led the company's beauty operations in the US.

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John Demsey, Executive Group President of ELC, described Freyre as "particularly adept at finding new and innovative ways to fuel growth by exceeding consumer expectations and pushing the boundaries of possibility”.