Jourde’s appointment will be effective from July 1 and he will report to Ricardo Quintero, senior vice president, global general manager, market development, Clinique.
“Jean-Christophe is an outstanding professional,” said Lynne Greene, group president, The Estée Lauder Companies and global brand president, Clinique. “We are proud to bring such a talented leader to North America.”
Currently Jourde is vice president/general manager for Clinique Europe, Middle East and Africa where he oversees 38 markets. He has played a key role in refocusing the brand on its core values and unique proposition to regain market share in Western Europe while accelerating growth in Eastern Europe and the emerging markets. He has created and ledregional capabilities including media, store design, visual merchandising, trade marketing, education, communications and consumer engagement. Jourde has also enhanced the consumer experience with the brand across Europe in both assisted and non-assisted doors. He has co-led major corporate organizational projects in EMEA including the creation and structure of the regional office.