Estée Lauder Cos. Inc.: appointed Thia Breen and Lynne Greene as group presidents, effective Jan. 1. Other Lauder group presidents are John Demsey and Cedric Prouve. Breen is currently president of North America, Lauder’s home market and Greene has been global president of Clinique, Origins and Ojon.
Breen and Greene were promoted based on their performances and an acknowledgment of the importance of the territory and brands they manage, according to thecompany.
The move is part of a number of realignments and adjustments, also slated for January, that are designed to reward people with bigger responsibilities to create opportunities for growth, thereby leveraging the talents within the organization, said Fabrizio Freda, president and chief executive officer of the company.