The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. (NYSE:EL) announced this week that Guillaume Jesel has been named to the position of Senior Vice President/Global General Manager, TOM FORD BEAUTY. In this role, he leads the global beauty brand, working directly with Tom Ford, President and CEO of TOM FORD INTERNATIONAL and reporting to John Demsey, Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies.
“Guillaume is incredible,” said Tom Ford. “A great talent, a brilliant business man, and a wonderful leader. I could not be more pleased to have him as TOM FORD BEAUTY’s Global General Manager. Through his tenure at The Estée Lauder Companies and his career, he has gained a profound understanding of the global beauty industry. His experience is invaluable as we launch in China and continue to build our beauty business internationally.”
“Guillaume has already had a major impact on the brand, and we are confident that his leadership skills and his experience in the world of cosmetics will help this brand grow into a major powerhouse,” says John Demsey.
Guillaume has been with The Estée Lauder Companies for 14 years, serving in a number of senior roles, including Vice President, Global Makeup Marketing for the Estée Lauder brand, and Senior Vice President of Global and North America Marketing, M·A·C Cosmetics. While at M·A·C, Guillaume played an integral role in shaping the brand strategy with the leadership team. His extensive experience includes the deployment of M·A·C’s more than 50 launches annually and overseeing Product and Consumer Marketing. He also helped lead the brand’s groundbreaking fashion and pop culture collaborations, establish the brand as a leader in social media, and contributed to the success of its breakthrough Viva Glam campaigns in support of the M·A·C AIDS Fund. Prior to joining the company, he served in marketing capacities of increasing responsibility at the Lancôme division of L’Oréal.
About TOM FORD BEAUTY
Founded in 2005, TOM FORD BEAUTY is sold in more than 61 countries and includes connoisseur fragrances such as Tom Ford Black Orchid, Tom Ford Noir and the Tom Ford Private Blend Collection. In 2012, TOM FORD BEAUTY entered the color category with a complete range of Color and Skin Treatments designed to achieve sensuous color on the perfect foundation: flawless features and radiant skin. Today the brand continues to redefine luxury and taste for global prestige beauty.
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