NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) announced today that Jane Lauder has been promoted to Global President, General Manager of Origins and Ojon. Effective July 1, 2010, Ms. Lauder will be responsible for the overall strategic direction, global development, management and growth of both brands. Ms. Lauder will continue to report to Lynne Greene, Global President, who oversees the Clinique, Origins and Ojon brands. Ms. Lauder serves on The Estée Lauder Companies Board of Directors.
Ms. Lauder brings a highly accomplished track record to her new appointment. Since July 2008, she has served as Senior Vice President/General Manager of the Origins brand. In that role, Ms. Lauder has been instrumental in leading a number of Origins latest achievements, including the development and execution of Origins new strategic direction “Powered by Nature, Proven by Science,” the recent launch of Origins in China and several exceptional skin care product launches including GinZing™ eye cream, Starting Over™ moisturizer and Brighter by Nature™ skin tone correcting serum.
Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., remarks, “I wish to congratulate Jane for her strong results on Origins and for her significant contributions to our corporate strategy and for representing the family values which are at the core of our Company. I am proud to promote Jane to Global President, General Manager of the Origins and Ojon brands, and I know she will continue to be an important leader in advancing the Company.”
Ms. Greene comments, “Jane’s dynamic leadership skills, marketing creativity and financial acumen have been critical in growing the Origins brand and are important contributors to the Company’s success. She has led strategic innovation to redefine the brand’s positioning in the natural and sustainable beauty brand landscape. Jane’s excellent insights and judgment will continue to expand the Origins brand’s global footprint and strategically develop the Ojon business.”
Prior to joining Origins, Ms. Lauder served as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing Clinique, a position she held since July 2006. In this role, she was responsible for the brand’s overall strategic marketing and positioning, including developing products and expanding the brand into new channels and categories globally. Prior to Clinique, Ms. Lauder spearheaded the creation and launch of the American Beauty and Flirt! brands as Vice President of Marketing BeautyBank where she oversaw both brands’ positioning, product development and creative direction.
A graduate of Stanford University, Ms. Lauder joined The Estée Lauder Companies in 1996 after working in the advertising industry. She is a granddaughter of the Founder and namesake of The Estée Lauder Companies and the daughter of Ronald S. Lauder, Chairman, Clinique Laboratories, LLC.
Origins is sold in more than 20 countries and territories. Some of its best-known product lines include Dr. Andrew Weil for Origins™, A Perfect World™ and Origins Organics™, the first full line of prestige skin, body and hair care products to be certified by the USDA as organic.
Ojon® creates highly-potent beauty rituals featuring naturally-derived raw ingredients found in the world’s rainforests. Centuries-old harvesting processes help maintain the way of life for indigenous communities by protecting ancient traditions and sustaining their natural environment. Introduced in the United States in 2003, Ojon® is currently sold in five countries including the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and Germany.
The Estée Lauder 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 140 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!, Good Skin™, Grassroots Research Labs, Sean John, Missoni, Daisy Fuentes, Tom Ford, Coach and Ojon.
An electronic version of this release can be found at the Company’s Website, www.elcompanies.com.
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JANE LAUDER PROMOTED TO GLOBAL PRESIDENT, GENERAL MANAGER OF ORIGINS AND OJON (Photo: Business Wire)