A Family in Business

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A Family in Business

In 1946, Estée and Joseph Lauder founded Estée Lauder Cosmetics. The couple had two sons, Leonard and Ronald, and the family business was often the topic of discussion at the dinner table. By 1960, after years of hard work and ingenuity, the Lauders were on their way — from a mom-and-pop operation to becoming one of the most influential names in the beauty industry.

Seventy years since its creation, second- and-third-generation members of the Lauder family remain at the heart of the publicly traded, family-controlled company, actively engaged in its leadership.

We each have our own lanes of authority and expertise.

William P. Lauder, on the Lauders of his generation

Leonard A. Lauder

Chairman Emeritus

Leonard A. Lauder

Leonard A. Lauder helped his parents with the business while still in his teens, and formally joined the Company in 1958. He increased profits by focusing on innovative sales and marketing programs. Leonard initiated international expansion, created the first R&D laboratory and brought in professional management on every level. He served as President from 1972 to 1995, and he was also Chief Executive Officer from 1982 to 1999. Under his leadership, the Company launched many brands, including Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series and Origins, and it began expanding through acquisitions, including M·A·C, Bobbi Brown and Aveda in the mid-1990s. Leonard assumed the title of Chairman in 1995 when the Company went public, and he served in that role through June 2009. Today, as Chairman Emeritus, he is often referred to as “Chief Teaching Officer,” conducting brand equity seminars and educational immersion programs for Company talent from around the world. He is both an officer of the Company and a member of the Board of Directors.

Ronald S. Lauder

Chairman, Clinique Laboratories, LLC

Ronald S. Lauder

Ronald S. Lauder formally joined the company in 1964, beginning his career at the Company’s factory in Oevel, Belgium. His executive roles began when he became General Manager of Clinique Laboratories in 1985, followed by Chairman in 1994. He is credited with helping Clinique to become a profitable business, and he was instrumental in the creation of Prescriptives. Fluent in many languages, Ronald served as Chairman of Estee Lauder International from 1992 to 2002. He also served as a member of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Board of Directors from 1968 to 1986 and 1988 to 2009. He was re-elected to thBoard in November 2016. Today, he remains Chairman of Clinique Laboratories and is an Executive Officer of the Company.

William P. Lauder

Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors

William P. Lauder

William P. Lauder is the son of Leonard and Evelyn Lauder and the grandson of Estée and Joseph Lauder. William joined the Company in 1986 as Regional Marketing Director of Clinique U.S.A. in the New York metro area. In 1990 he led the creation of the Origins brand and its innovative store-within-a-store concept. He was promoted to several senior leadership positions, leading the worldwide businesses for Clinique and Origins and overseeing the Company’s freestanding stores and e-commerce businesses. In 2003 he became Chief Operating Officer, with oversight of the Company’s global operations, as well as nine specialty brands and the retail business. He was named Chief Executive Officer in 2004, and during his five-year tenure as Chief Executive, he expanded the Company’s international presence and distribution channels and greatly strengthened its brand portfolio. He became Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors in July 2009.

Aerin Lauder

Founder and Creative Director, AERIN; Style and Image Director, Estée Lauder

Aerin Lauder

Aerin Lauder is the daughter of Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder, and the granddaughter of Estée and Joseph Lauder. Aerin is the Founder and Creative Director of the luxury lifestyle brand AERIN, and Style and Image Director for Estée Lauder, the flagship brand of The Estée Lauder Companies. She served as a member of the Board of Directors from 2004 through 2016. She began her career with The Estée Lauder Companies in 1992 as a member of the Prescriptives marketing team. In 1995 she was named Director, Creative Product Development, for the Estée Lauder brand. Subsequently, she helped to shape the brand's image globally over 20 years, including serving as the brand's Senior Vice President and Creative Director from 2004 through 2011.

Jane Lauder

Global Brand President, Clinique

Jane Lauder

Jane Lauder is the daughter of Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder and the granddaughter of Estée and Joseph Lauder. She is the Global Brand President of Clinique, a position she has held since April 2014. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since July 2009. Prior to her leadership role with Clinique, she oversaw the Origins, Ojon and Darphin brands. Under her leadership, Origins, a high-performance, natural skin care brand, grew significantly and expanded globally. She was the vision and guiding force behind the launch of the brand’s greatest success story, Plantscription™ serum. From 2006 to 2008, she served as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Clinique. In that role, she led the brand’s overall strategic marketing and positioning as well as product, category, market and channel expansion. She began her career with the Company in 1996 at Clinique.

  • Leonard A. Lauder
  • Ronald S. Lauder
  • William P. Lauder
  • Aerin Lauder
  • Jane Lauder

Chairman Emeritus

Leonard A. Lauder

Leonard A. Lauder helped his parents with the business while still in his teens, and formally joined the Company in 1958. He increased profits by focusing on innovative sales and marketing programs. Leonard initiated international expansion, created the first R&D laboratory and brought in professional management on every level. He served as President from 1972 to 1995, and he was also Chief Executive Officer from 1982 to 1999. Under his leadership, the Company launched many brands, including Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series and Origins, and it began expanding through acquisitions, including M·A·C, Bobbi Brown and Aveda in the mid-1990s. Leonard assumed the title of Chairman in 1995 when the Company went public, and he served in that role through June 2009. Today, as Chairman Emeritus, he is often referred to as “Chief Teaching Officer,” conducting brand equity seminars and educational immersion programs for Company talent from around the world. He is both an officer of the Company and a member of the Board of Directors.

Chairman, Clinique Laboratories, LLC

Ronald S. Lauder

Ronald S. Lauder formally joined the company in 1964, beginning his career at the Company’s factory in Oevel, Belgium. His executive roles began when he became General Manager of Clinique Laboratories in 1985, followed by Chairman in 1994. He is credited with helping Clinique to become a profitable business, and he was instrumental in the creation of Prescriptives. Fluent in many languages, Ronald served as Chairman of Estee Lauder International from 1992 to 2002. He also served as a member of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Board of Directors from 1968 to 1986 and 1988 to 2009. He was re-elected to thBoard in November 2016. Today, he remains Chairman of Clinique Laboratories and is an Executive Officer of the Company.

Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors

William P. Lauder

William P. Lauder is the son of Leonard and Evelyn Lauder and the grandson of Estée and Joseph Lauder. William joined the Company in 1986 as Regional Marketing Director of Clinique U.S.A. in the New York metro area. In 1990 he led the creation of the Origins brand and its innovative store-within-a-store concept. He was promoted to several senior leadership positions, leading the worldwide businesses for Clinique and Origins and overseeing the Company’s freestanding stores and e-commerce businesses. In 2003 he became Chief Operating Officer, with oversight of the Company’s global operations, as well as nine specialty brands and the retail business. He was named Chief Executive Officer in 2004, and during his five-year tenure as Chief Executive, he expanded the Company’s international presence and distribution channels and greatly strengthened its brand portfolio. He became Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors in July 2009.

Founder and Creative Director, AERIN; Style and Image Director, Estée Lauder

Aerin Lauder

Aerin Lauder is the daughter of Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder, and the granddaughter of Estée and Joseph Lauder. Aerin is the Founder and Creative Director of the luxury lifestyle brand AERIN, and Style and Image Director for Estée Lauder, the flagship brand of The Estée Lauder Companies. She served as a member of the Board of Directors from 2004 through 2016. She began her career with The Estée Lauder Companies in 1992 as a member of the Prescriptives marketing team. In 1995 she was named Director, Creative Product Development, for the Estée Lauder brand. Subsequently, she helped to shape the brand's image globally over 20 years, including serving as the brand's Senior Vice President and Creative Director from 2004 through 2011.

Global Brand President, Clinique

Jane Lauder

Jane Lauder is the daughter of Ronald and Jo Carole Lauder and the granddaughter of Estée and Joseph Lauder. She is the Global Brand President of Clinique, a position she has held since April 2014. She has been a member of the Board of Directors since July 2009. Prior to her leadership role with Clinique, she oversaw the Origins, Ojon and Darphin brands. Under her leadership, Origins, a high-performance, natural skin care brand, grew significantly and expanded globally. She was the vision and guiding force behind the launch of the brand’s greatest success story, Plantscription™ serum. From 2006 to 2008, she served as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Clinique. In that role, she led the brand’s overall strategic marketing and positioning as well as product, category, market and channel expansion. She began her career with the Company in 1996 at Clinique.

Philanthropy and the Arts

Beyond the beauty industry, the Lauder family has had a meaningful social impact through their generous support of the arts, education, health and other areas. Each family member is identified with numerous philanthropic causes as well as their collective support for the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), founded by the late Evelyn H. Lauder. Their generosity has been recognized by many major cultural and medical institutions. While the Lauder Family’s charitable giving is separate from The Estée Lauder Companies’ corporate philanthropy, it is evident that the family’s compassion and citizenship have been instilled in the Company’s values and culture.

Lauder Family Bios

Estée Lauder

A visionary entrepreneur who believed all women could be beautiful, Estée Lauder instinctively understood the power of makeup and the importance of skin care. Her dedication to offer women the highest-quality cosmetics transformed the fledgling business she started in 1946 with four products into today’s global leader in prestige beauty.

Born Josephine Esther Mentzer to immigrant parents in Queens, New York, Estée Lauder got her start selling skin care products developed by her uncle, a chemist, in local beauty salons and hotels. She landed her first major order from Saks Fifth Avenue in 1947. She believed in the power of word of mouth, and sampling products was a cornerstone of her philosophy. She acted as a one-woman research department, pioneering personalized beauty consultations and Gift With Purchase promotions.

Estée Lauder also developed some of the most successful fragrances of all time, including Youth Dew, Aramis and Beautiful. Expanding upon her vision, five more innovative brands were launched during the next two decades — Aramis, Clinique, Prescriptives, Lab Series and Origins — all backed by iconic advertising campaigns and revolutionary marketing strategies.

She received many prestigious honors, including France’s Legion of Honor in 1978 and the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004. The American Society of Perfumers gave her its first Living Legend award. She traveled and entertained extensively and socialized with world leaders, Hollywood royalty and celebrities. She had homes in Manhattan, Long Island, Palm Beach, London and the south of France, drawing inspiration from each location.

When she retired in 1995, her greatest wish was fulfilled: having her children and grandchildren immersed in the family business. “Living the American dream has been intense, difficult work, but I couldn’t have hoped for a more satisfying life,” she wrote in her 1985 biography, Estée: A Success Story. “I believe that potential is unlimited — success depends on daring to act on dreams.”

Estée Lauder died in 2004 at age 97.

Joseph Lauder

Joseph Lauder was a co-founder of the Company in 1946 with his wife, Estée Lauder, and at the time they were the only employees. Joseph Lauder’s background had been in silks, buttons and textiles.

A native New Yorker born on the Lower East Side of Manhattan, Joseph met Josephine Esther Mentzer in Westchester County, near where her parents had a summer home. They married in 1930.

In the early days of the Company, Estée and Joseph developed skin care creams using a stove, and hand-delivered the products to their customers. As the Company grew, Mr. Lauder became in charge of the manufacturing operations and finances, while Estée oversaw product development, sales and marketing.

The Lauders traveled around the world for business and to socialize with friends including artists, world leaders, actors and social figures, among them the Duke and Duchess of Windsor. The couple was also extremely philanthropic; Joseph Lauder was vice president of the family’s charitable organization, The Lauder Foundation. A lover of opera and the fine arts, he served on the board of the Brooklyn College of Pharmacy.

In 1983, the year he passed away, The Joseph H. Lauder Institute for Management & International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania was created in his honor by his sons, Leonard and Ronald.

Leonard A. Lauder

Leonard A. Lauder is Chairman Emeritus of The Estée Lauder Companies and is currently the senior member of its Board of Directors.

A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School, Mr. Lauder also studied at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business and served as a lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, where he attended the Officer Candidate School. He formally joined the Company in 1958, when it had annual sales of $800,000. He consistently developed and implemented innovative sales and marketing programs and increased the Company’s sales and profits. He created its first R&D laboratory and brought in professional management on every level. He also initiated The Estée Lauder Companies’ international expansion, which began in 1960 with the opening of the Estée Lauder account at Harrods in London.

Mr. Lauder served as President of The Estée Lauder Companies from 1972 to 1995 and as Chief Executive Officer from 1982 to 1999. He added the title of Chairman in 1995 and served in that role through June 2009. Under his leadership, the Company launched many brands including Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series and Origins. Beginning in the mid-1990s, the company also began expanding through acquisitions including Aveda, Bobbi Brown, Jo Malone London, La Mer and M·A·C.

In addition to his activities with The Estée Lauder Companies, Mr. Lauder is extremely involved in the worlds of education, art, politics and philanthropy. He is Emeritus Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania and a founding member of the Board of Governors of its Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies. He became a Trustee of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City in 1977 and currently serves as its Chairman Emeritus. He is Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation; Co-Chairman of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation Board of Directors; a member of the Council on Foreign Relations; Chairman Emeritus and Lifetime Trustee of the Aspen Institute Board of Directors, as well as former Chairman of the Aspen Institute International Committee; and a member of the President’s Council of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Hospital. He served on the Advisory Committee for Trade Negotiations under President Reagan. Among his honors, he has been named an Officier de la Légion d’Honneur by France and recognized by the U.S. Navy Supply Corps Foundation with its Distinguished Alumni Award. The Lauder family received the esteemed 2011 Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in recognition of its long-standing commitment to philanthropy and public service. Mr. Lauder was the 2013 recipient of the Palazzo Strozzi Renaissance Man of the Year Award, and in 2014 was named a Living Landmark by the New York Landmarks Conservancy.

He was married to Evelyn H. Lauder (Senior Corporate Vice President for The Estée Lauder Companies) from 1959 until she passed away in 2011. They had two sons together, William (Executive Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies) and Gary (Managing Partner, Lauder Partners LLC), and five grandchildren.

On January 1, 2015, Mr. Lauder married Judy Glickman Lauder, an internationally recognized philanthropist and photographer whose work is represented in more than 300 public and private collections including the J. Paul Getty Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Ronald S. Lauder

Ronald S. Lauder is the younger son of Estée and Joseph Lauder and, like his brother, Leonard, learned the family business at the dinner table. He formally joined the company in 1964, beginning his career in the Oevel, Belgium factory. His executive roles began when he became General Manager of Clinique Laboratories in 1985, and he has served as Chairman since 1994. Mr. Lauder was instrumental in the creation of Prescriptives and served as Chairman of Estee Lauder International from 1992 to 2002. He also served as a member of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Board of Directors from 1968 to 1986 and 1988 to 2009. He was re-elected to the Board in November 2016.

In 1983, Mr. Lauder took a leave from The Estée Lauder Companies to serve in the U.S. Pentagon as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Affairs. In 1986, he was appointed Ambassador to Austria by President Ronald Reagan. Upon his return from Vienna in 1987, he established the Ronald S. Lauder Foundation, which now has 35 Jewish schools, kindergartens and summer camps throughout 15 countries in Eastern Europe. Over 7,500 children attend these schools today, and 2,500 children attend the summer camps. Over the years, the Foundation has educated more than 30,000 children in a region that was devoid of Jewish scholarship and has helped build thriving Jewish communities throughout this area. Mr. Lauder also created an International Student Exchange Program between Jewish high school students in New York and Vienna.

In addition to his international interests, Mr. Lauder has long been committed to civic causes and public policy issues at home. A political activist on the state and national level, he was a contender for Mayor of New York City in 1989.

In June 2007, Mr. Lauder was elected to lead the World Jewish Congress, and has served as the organization’s President ever since. In this capacity, Mr. Lauder meets with heads of countries, diplomats and religious leaders, representing Jewish communities in 100 countries around the world.

In February of 1999, Mr. Lauder was elected Chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations. His selection by the Conference followed his election in 1997 as President of the Jewish National Fund of which he now serves as Chairman.

Mr. Lauder also serves as Chairman of the International Public Committee of the World Jewish Restitution Organization; Chairman of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation Committee; Chairman of the Jewish Heritage Council; Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Sakharov Archives at Brandeis University; Director of the International Board of Governors of the International Society for Yad Vashem; and is a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, the Board of Directors of the Jewish Theological Seminary; the Board of Directors of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee; the Board of Trustees of the Anti-Defamation League Foundation; the International Auschwitz Council; and the International Board of Governors of the Tel Aviv Museum.

Mr. Lauder is the Founder and Chairman of the New York based Water Holding Group RWL Water, LLC, an international water company. He is also Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Joseph H. Lauder Institute of Management and International Studies at the University of Pennsylvania. In 1998, Mr. Lauder co-founded the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation together with his brother, Leonard A. Lauder. They serve together as co-Chairmen of the Foundation.

A renowned art collector, Mr. Lauder has established one of the world’s greatest private collections. He was Chairman of the Museum of Modern Art from 1995 to 2005 and now serves as the museum’s Honorary Chairman. In 2001, he established the Neue Galerie New York, of which he is President. The museum is dedicated to German and Austrian art. Mr. Lauder established the Commission for Art Recovery in 1997, which advocates and fights for the recovery of Nazi looted art.

Among his honors, Mr. Lauder received the International Emmy Directorate Award by the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in 2006. He received, together with his wife, Jo Carole Lauder, the Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy in 2011, and in 2013, Mr. Lauder was named an Officier de la Légion d’Honneur by President Hollande of France. He was decorated with Germany’s highest honor, the Commander’s Cross of the Order of Merit, in 2015 and was awarded the Guardian of Zion prize by the Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies at Bar Ilan University in 2016. Mr. Lauder also received honorary doctoral degrees from Ben Gurion University in 2009 and from Yeshiva University in 2011.

Mr. Lauder was born on February 26, 1944. He graduated from the Bronx High School of Science in New York and holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Business from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He studied at the University of Paris and received a Certificate in International Business from the University of Brussels. Mr. Lauder married Jo Carole Knopf in July of 1967. They have two children and two grandchildren. The family resides in New York City.

Evelyn H. Lauder

Evelyn H. Lauder (1936–2011) was the Senior Corporate Vice President and Head of Fragrance Development Worldwide for The Estée Lauder Companies. During her more than 50 years with the Company, she held many positions while contributing her invaluable insights about fashion trends, consumers' changing needs and new approaches to the development of innovative skin care, makeup and fragrance products. She also helped name the Clinique brand. As Head of Fragrance Development Worldwide for The Estée Lauder Companies, she led the development of the Company’s most globally successful fragrances, including the best-selling Beautiful and Pleasures.

She was perhaps best known to the public for her work in bringing global awareness to women’s health. Her personal experience with early-stage breast cancer in 1987 led her in 1992 to co-create — with Alexandra Penney of Self magazine — the now ubiquitous Pink Ribbon, recognized as the worldwide symbol of breast health. In conjunction, Mrs. Lauder launched The Estée Lauder Companies Breast Cancer Awareness (BCA) Campaign (bcacampaign.com). To date, the BCA Campaign has distributed more than 115 million ribbons and informational brochures worldwide. In 2000 she and the BCA Campaign launched its annual Global Landmarks Illumination Initiative, whereby historic landmarks are illuminated in pink lights during October to focus global attention on breast health. In 2010 the BCA Campaign illuminated 38 global historic landmarks within a 24-hour time frame and achieved the first-ever Guinness world record for “Most Landmarks Illuminated for a Cause in 24 Hours.” Included were the Taj Mahal Palace & Tower Hotel in India, the Tokyo Tower in Japan, the Hotel Majestic in France and the Empire State Building in New York City.

Mrs. Lauder was also Chairman of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF), which she founded in 1993. She was passionately committed to preventing breast cancer and finding a cure in her lifetime by funding the most innovative clinical and translational research at leading medical centers worldwide. Today, BCRF is the world’s largest private funder of breast cancer research and BCRF-funded investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and survivorship.

In 1989, Mrs. Lauder initiated the fundraising drive that established the Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. As the first breast and diagnostic center, it became a model for similar facilities around the world. The expanded Evelyn H. Lauder Breast Center opened in September 2009 and is three times the size of its predecessor. It provides the most up-to-date breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, and outpatient treatment services and serves as a worldwide model for offering coordinated supportive services under one roof for one disease, a concept which has been replicated in other institutions and for other diseases.

Mrs. Lauder’s achievements have garnered global recognition. In 2002, she received France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur. In June 2007, Mrs. Lauder received the prestigious 2007 Partners in Progress Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology for her efforts to increase public awareness about cancer. In 1999 and 2007, she was featured in Crain’s New York Business magazine as one of New York’s 100 Most Influential Women in Business, and in 2008 she was nominated to the International Best Dressed List. In 2010, Mrs. Lauder received the Fashion Group International Humanitarian Award in recognition for her work with BCRF and her tireless efforts toward eradicating breast cancer. In October 2011, the Lauder family received the prestigious Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy for their longstanding commitment to philanthropy and public service.

Mrs. Lauder was a dedicated photographer, whose art has been represented in many public and private collections, including The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, and leading medical facilities worldwide. She’s had two photography books published of her own work, The Seasons Observed and, An Eye for Beauty. Her photographs have been exhibited internationally, including the Pace/MacGill Gallery in New York City, Berggruen Gallery in San Francisco, Duran Exposiciones de Arte in Madrid, The Red Gate Gallery in Beijing and at the Galerie des Galeries at the Galeries Lafayette in Paris. Her most recent photography exhibition “Salon Beauties” opened at the Gagosian Gallery in London on September 29, 2011. In September 2006, Mrs. Lauder published her first cookbook, In Great Taste: Fresh, Simple Recipes for Eating and Living Well. All of Mrs. Lauder’s royalties from her books and exhibitions are donated to BCRF.

Evelyn Lauder passed away from complications of non-genetic ovarian cancer on November 12th, 2011. She is survived by her husband Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus of the Estée Lauder Companies; her son William, Executive Chairman of the Estée Lauder Companies; her son Gary, Managing Director of Lauder Partners LLC and his wife Laura, General Partner of Lauder Partners; and her five grandchildren.

William P. Lauder

William P. Lauder is the son of Leonard and Evelyn Lauder and the grandson of Estée and Joseph Lauder. Mr. Lauder became Executive Chairman and Chairman of the Board of Directors in July 2009. He was Chief Executive Officer from July 2004 through June 2009. During his five-year tenure as Chief Executive, he expanded the Company’s international presence and distribution channels and greatly strengthened the brand portfolio.

He joined the Company in 1986 as Regional Marketing Director of Clinique U.S.A. in the New York metro area. In 1990 he led the creation of the Origins brand and its innovative store-within-a store concept. He subsequently was promoted to several senior leadership positions; he led the worldwide businesses for Clinique and Origins and oversaw the Company’s free-standing stores and Internet business. In 2003 he became Chief Operating Officer, with oversight of all the Company’s global operations, as well as nine specialty brands and the retail business.

Under his leadership, Clinique’s Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion became the best-selling prestige skin care product in U.S. department stores and Clinique launched its first anti-aging product.

Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Lauder completed Macy’s Executive Training Program in New York City and was Associate Merchandising Manager of the New York Division/Dallas store when it opened in 1985.

He is a member of the Boards of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and an Emeritus Trustee on the Trinity School Board in New York City, his alma maters. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Fresh Air Fund, a member of the Boards of Directors of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, the 92nd Street Y, the Partnership for New York City and the Advisory Board of Zelnick Media. In 2012, Mr. Lauder received a lecturer appointment to the faculty of The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania where he teaches “Decision Making in the Leadership Chair,” a course he designed for second-year MBA students.

Aerin Lauder

Aerin Lauder is the Founder and Creative Director of the luxury lifestyle brand AERIN, and Style and Image Director for Estée Lauder, the flagship brand of The Estée Lauder Companies.

Aerin began her career with The Estée Lauder Companies in 1992 as a member of the Prescriptives marketing team. She proceeded to hold various positions in product development, advertising and creative, including Creative Director, shaping the Estée Lauder brand's image globally for 20 years.

Aerin is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communications. She serves on the Education Committee for the Board of Trustees at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and is a member of the International Committee of the Museum of Modern Art. Additionally, Aerin is actively involved in the Neue Galerie, a museum founded in 2001 by her father, Ronald Lauder, which is dedicated to German and Austrian art from the early 20th Century.

Jane Lauder

Jane Lauder, Global Brand President of Clinique, has nearly two decades of experience in the beauty industry, including more than 17 years at The Estée Lauder Companies. As an innovative marketer with strong management skills and a proven track record as a business leader, Ms. Lauder oversees the Clinique brand globally. She has also been a member of the Board of Directors of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. since July 2009.

Ms. Lauder was appointed Global Brand President, Clinique, in April 2014. Prior to that, Ms. Lauder oversaw the Origins, Ojon and Darphin brands. Under her leadership, Origins, a high-performance, natural skincare brand, grew and expanded globally. She was the vision and guiding force behind the launch of one of the brand’s greatest success story, Plantscription™ Serum. In 2010, Ms. Lauder’s portfolio of brands grew with the addition of Ojon, the treatment-based hair care brand that aims to become a leader in high performance products with a focus on hair and repair. In 2013, she added botanical skincare brand Darphin a leading pharmacy and professional high-end skincare brand, offering excellence in combining efficiency and sensoriality, to her portfolio.

From 2006 to 2008, Ms. Lauder served as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, Clinique. In this role, she led the brand’s overall strategic marketing and positioning as well as product, category, market and channel expansion.

Prior to Clinique, she spearheaded the creation and launch of the American Beauty and Flirt! brands as Vice President of Marketing, BeautyBank, and oversaw the positioning, product development and creative direction for both brands.

Ms. Lauder graduated from Stanford University and resides in New York City. She is the granddaughter of the Founder and namesake of The Estée Lauder Companies and the daughter of Ronald S. Lauder, Chairman, Clinique Laboratories, LLC.

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