Estée Lauder: Effective Jan. 1, William P. Lauder will be chief operating officer. Mr. Lauder joined the company in 1986 and most recently served as group president, Clinique, Origins and online. Philip Shearer will be promoted to group president, Clinique, Origins and online. Cedric Prouve will be named group president, international. Chris-topher Wood will be named president and general manager in Japan.