Hong Kong

Board of Directors

The Board of Directors provides general direction and oversight of the management of the Company’s business.

Charlene Barshefsky, Chair, Parkside Global Advisors

Charlene Barshefsky

Director since 2001

Ambassador Barshefsky is Chair of Parkside Global Advisors, an international consulting company. Until March 2021, she was Senior International Partner at the law firm of WilmerHale in Washington, D.C. Prior to joining the law firm, she was the U.S. Trade Representative from 1997 to 2001 and Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and Acting U.S. Trade Representative from 1993 to 1996. Ambassador Barshefsky is on the boards of directors of American Express Company and Stagwell Inc. Additionally, within the past five years, she served as a director of Intel Corporation and Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Ambassador Barshefsky is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a trustee of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

Ambassador Barshefsky is Presiding Director and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Stock Plan Subcommittee.

Rose Marie Bravo, CBE, Retail and Marketing Consultant

Rose Marie Bravo

Director since 2003

Ms. Bravo is a retail and marketing consultant. She was Vice Chairman of Burberry Group Plc from July 2006 to July 2007. Prior to that, she was Burberry's Chief Executive from 1997 to July 2006. Prior to her appointment at Burberry, she was President of Saks Fifth Avenue from 1992, with responsibility for merchandising, marketing and product development. From 1974 to 1992, Ms. Bravo held a number of positions at R.H. Macy & Co., culminating as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the U.S. retailer I. Magnin from 1987 to 1992. Within the past five years, Ms. Bravo served as a director of Tiffany & Co. and Williams-Sonoma, Inc.

Wei Sun Christianson, Managing Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific and Chief Executive Officer of China at Morgan Stanley

Wei Sun Christianson

Director since 2011

Ms. Christianson is a Managing Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer of Asia Pacific and Chief Executive Officer of China at Morgan Stanley based in Beijing. In addition to her regional role, Ms. Christianson is responsible for all aspects of Morgan Stanley's operations in China and is a member of Morgan Stanley's Management Committee. Prior to rejoining Morgan Stanley in 2006, she was the Chairman of China for Citigroup Global Markets (Asia Ltd.) and previously served as Chairman of China and Country Manager for Credit Suisse First Boston.

Ms. Christianson is Chair of the Nominating and ESG Committee.

Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer

Fabrizio Freda

Director since 2009

Mr. Freda has served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since July 2009. From March 2008 through June 2009, he was President and Chief Operating Officer and oversaw the Clinique, Bobbi Brown, La Mer, Jo Malone London, Aveda, and Bumble and bumble brands, and the Aramis and Designer Fragrances division. He also was responsible for the Company's International Division, as well as Global Operations, Research and Development, Packaging, Quality Assurance, Merchandise Design, Corporate Store Design, and Retail Store Operations. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Freda served in a number of positions of increasing responsibility at The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G), where he was responsible for various operating, marketing and key strategic efforts for more than 20 years. From 2001 through 2007, Mr. Freda was President, Global Snacks, at P&G. Mr. Freda also spent more than a decade in the Health and Beauty Care division at P&G. From 1986 to 1988, he directed marketing and strategic planning for Gucci SpA. Mr. Freda is currently a member of the Board of Directors of BlackRock, Inc., a global asset management company.

Paul J. Fribourg, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Continental Grain Company

Paul J. Fribourg

Director since 2006

Mr. Fribourg has been the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Continental Grain Company, an international agribusiness and investment company, since July 1997. He joined Continental Grain Company in 1976 and worked in various positions there with increasing responsibility in both the United States and Europe. Mr. Fribourg is on the boards of directors of Bunge Limited, Loews Corporation, and Restaurant Brands International Inc. Additionally, within the past five years, he served as a director of Apollo Global Management, LLC. He is a member of Rabobank’s International North American Agribusiness Advisory Board, Temasek Americas Advisory Panel, and the International Business Leaders’ Advisory Council for The Mayor of Shanghai. Mr. Fribourg also serves as a board member and Executive Committee member of Castleton Commodities International LLC. He has been a member of the Council on Foreign Relations since 1985

Mr. Fribourg is a member of the Audit Committee, Chair of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Stock Plan Subcommittee.

Jennifer Hyman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rent the Runway, Inc.

Jennifer Hyman

Director since 2018

Ms. Hyman is Co founder and Chief Executive Officer of Rent the Runway, Inc., which enables women to rent, subscribe to, and purchase secondhand clothing. Prior to co founding Rent the Runway, Inc. in 2009, she was Director of Business Management at IMG, a global talent management company, from 2006 to 2007. Ms. Hyman was Senior Manager, Sales, at the WeddingChannel.com from 2005 to 2006. From 2002 to 2005, she was Senior Manager, Leisure Program Development, at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Ms. Hyman is a member of the Board of Directors of Zalando SE.

Ms. Hyman is a member of the Audit Committee.

Jane Lauder, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Marketing and Chief Data Officer

Jane Lauder

Director since 2009

Ms. Lauder is Executive Vice President, Enterprise Marketing and Chief Data Officer. She began her career with the company in 1996 at Clinique and has served in various positions throughout the company. Ms. Lauder was Global Brand President, Clinique from April 2014 to July 2020. Previously, she was Global President, General Manager of the Origins, Ojon, and Darphin brands from July 2010 to April 2014. She was Senior Vice President/General Manager of the Origins brand from July 2008 to July 2010, and Senior Vice President, Global Marketing for Clinique from July 2006 to July 2008. Ms. Lauder is a member of the Board of Directors of Eventbrite, Inc.

Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus

Leonard A. Lauder

Director since 1958

Mr. Lauder is Chairman Emeritus of the Company. He was Chairman of the Board of Directors from 1995 through June 2009 and served as the Company's Chief Executive Officer from 1982 through 1999 and President from 1972 until 1995. He formally joined the Company in 1958 after serving as an officer in the U.S. Navy. Since joining, he has held various positions, including executive officer positions other than those described above. He is Chairman Emeritus of the Board of Trustees of the Whitney Museum of American Art, a Charter Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, a Trustee of The Aspen Institute, and the co-founder and Co-Chairman of the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation. In addition, Mr. Lauder is Honorary Chairman of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. He also served as a member of the White House Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations under President Reagan.

Ronald S. Lauder, Chairman, Clinique Laboratories, LLC

Ronald S. Lauder
Director since 2016 and from 1968-1986 and 1988-2009

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 was elected as a member of the Board of Directors of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. in 2016; previously, he was a member of the Board of Directors of the Company from 1968-1986 and again from 1988 to July 2009.

William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman

William P. Lauder

Director since 1996

Mr. William P. Lauder is Executive Chairman of the Company and, in such role, he is Chairman of the Board of Directors. He was Chief Executive Officer of the Company from March 2008 through June 2009 and President and Chief Executive Officer from July 2004 through February 2008. From January 2003 through June 2004, he was Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Lauder joined the Company in 1986 and has served in various capacities. From July 2001 through 2002, he was Group President, responsible for the worldwide business of the Clinique and Origins brands and the Company’s retail store and online operations. From 1998 to 2001, Mr. Lauder was President of Clinique Laboratories, LLC. Prior to 1998, he was President of Origins Natural Resources Inc. Mr. Lauder is a member of the Board of Directors of ICG Hypersonic Acquisition Corp. Within the past five years, Mr. Lauder served as a director of Jarden Corporation. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board of the Fresh Air Fund, as a member of the boards of trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and The Trinity School in New York City, and as a member of the boards of directors of the 92nd Street Y and the Partnership for New York City, and he is on the Advisory Board of Zelnick Media. Mr. Lauder is also Co Chairman of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Mr. Lauder is a member of the Nominating and ESG Committee.

Richard D. Parsons, Senior Advisor, Providence Equity Partners LLC

Richard D. Parsons

Director since 1999

Mr. Parsons is a senior advisor to Providence Equity Partners LLC, a global private equity and investment firm, and he is a co founder and partner of Imagination Capital LLC, a venture capital firm. From 1996 until 2012, he was a director of Citigroup Inc. and served as its Chairman from February 2009 to April 2012. From May 2003 until his retirement in December 2008, Mr. Parsons served as Chairman of the Board of Time Warner Inc. From May 2002 until December 2007, he served as Chief Executive Officer of Time Warner Inc. From January 2001 until May 2002, Mr. Parsons was Co Chief Operating Officer of AOL Time Warner. From 1995 until the merger with America On Line Inc., he was President of Time Warner Inc. From 1990 through 1994, he was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Dime Bancorp, Inc. Mr. Parsons is on the boards of directors of Group Nine Acquisition Corp., Lazard Ltd. and Madison Square Garden Sports Corp. Additionally, within the past five years, he served as a director of CBS Corporation. Mr. Parsons currently serves as Chairman of the Jazz Foundation of America.

Mr. Parsons is a member of the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and ESG Committee.

Lynn Forester de Rothschild, co-founding partner, Inclusive Partner and Chair, E.L. Rothschild, LLC

Lynn de Rothschild

Director since 2000

Lady de Rothschild is a co-founding partner of Inclusive Capital Partners, an investment manager, and she is the Chair of E.L. Rothschild LLC, a private investment company with investments in media, information technology, agriculture, financial services, and real estate worldwide. She was the Chief Executive of E.L. Rothschild LLC from 2002 to 2016. Lady de Rothschild has been a director of The Economist Newspaper Limited since October 2002. From 1989 to 2002, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of FirstMark Holdings, Inc. She serves on the Board and Executive Committee of The Peterson Institute for International Economics. Lady de Rothschild is a trustee of the Rothschild Eranda Foundation and a board member of the McCain Institute. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (USA), Chatham House (UK), the International Advisory Council of Asia House (UK), the International Institute of Strategic Studies (UK), and the Foreign Policy Association (USA).

Lady de Rothschild is a member of the Nominating and ESG Committee.

Barry S. Sternlicht, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Starwood Capital Group

Barry S. Sternlicht

Director since 2004

Mr. Sternlicht is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Starwood Capital Group, a privately held global investment firm with a primary focus on global real estate. He also serves as Chairman and CEO of Starwood Property Trust, Inc., a commercial mortgage REIT. Mr. Sternlicht is the Chairman of the Board of Starwood Real Estate Income Trust, Inc., founder and Chairman of Jaws Spitfire Acquisition Corporation, and on the Board of Directors of Cano Health, Inc. Additionally, within the past five years, he served as a director of A.S. Roma, Baccarat S.A., Invitation Homes, Inc., TRI Pointe Group Inc., and Vesper Healthcare. From 1995 through early 2005, Mr. Sternlicht was Chairman and CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc. He currently serves as a member of the board of The Robin Hood Foundation, and he is on the board of the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center and the Executive Advisory Board of Americans for the Arts.

Mr. Sternlicht is a member of the Nominating and ESG Committee.

Jennifer Tejada, Chief Executive Officer and Chair of PagerDuty, Inc.

Jennifer Tejada

Director since 2018

Ms. Tejada is Chief Executive Officer and Chair of the Board of PagerDuty, Inc., a digital operations management platform for businesses. Prior to joining PagerDuty in 2016, she was President and Chief Executive Officer of Keynote Systems Corporation, a software company specializing in digital performance analytics and web and mobile testing, from 2013 to 2015. Ms. Tejada was Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer of Mincom, an enterprise software company, from 2008 to 2011. She has also previously held senior positions at Merivale Group, The Procter & Gamble Company, and i2 Technologies. Ms. Tejada is a member of the Board of Directors of UiPath, Inc.

Ms. Tejada is a member of the Audit Committee.

Richard F. Zannino, Managing Director, CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC

Richard F. Zannino

Director since 2010

Mr. Zannino is a Managing Director at the private equity firm CCMP Capital Advisors, LLC, a position he has held since July 2009. He is a partner on the firm's Investment Committee and co-heads the consumer retail practice. Prior to joining CCMP Capital, Mr. Zannino was an independent retail and media advisor from February 2008 to June 2009. He was Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Dow Jones & Company, Inc. from February 2006 until his resignation in January 2008, shortly after its acquisition by News Corp. Mr. Zannino joined Dow Jones as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in February 2001 and was promoted to Chief Operating Officer in July 2002. From 1998 to 2001, he was Executive Vice President of Liz Claiborne, Inc., where he oversaw the finance, administration, retail, fragrance and licensing divisions. From 1993 to 1998, Mr. Zannino was with Saks Fifth Avenue, serving as Vice President and Treasurer, Senior Vice President, Finance and Merchandise Planning, and then Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He is on the boards of directors of IAC/InterActiveCorp, Ollie's Bargain Outlet Holdings, Inc., and The Hillman Companies. He currently serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Pace University.

Mr. Zannino is Chair of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Stock Plan Subcommittee.

SOURCE: THE ESTÉE LAUDER COMPANIES INC 2021 PROXY STATEMENT

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