Bottrie has been with The Estée Lauder Companies for more than 20 years, holding positions of increasing responsibility throughout his tenure. He served as regional vice president, field sales North East, Estée Lauder, supervising several of the brand’s major retail accounts nationally; he also served as vice president/general manager, Aramis and Designer Fragrances’ International division and vice president/general manager, Travel Retail Americas.
Prior to joining the company, Bottrie held various positions at Yves Saint Laurent Beauté and served in the French Military as 2nd Lieutenant and Platoon Leader, 6th Marine Parachute Regiment. Deeply passionate about helping others, he received the National Order of Merit of France and the National Order of Honor and Merit of Haiti. He was appointed Goodwill Ambassador of the Republic of Haiti in October 2015 for co-founding and leading Hand in Hand for Haiti, a non- profit organization whose mission is to build and operate a sustainable school in Haiti.
According to Estée Lauder, Bottrie is ideally suited to lead Retail Development globally given his highly successful and significant contributions to company performance as president, Travel Retail Worldwide, a role he has held since 2004. His extensive global retail expertise is expected to help further diversify and profitably grow the company’s freestanding store portfolio which includes more than 1,400 directly operated retail stores around the world. In this role, he is well positioned to further strengthen retail operational excellence and efficiency, drive increased consumer coverage and strategic expansion of freestanding stores, enable enhanced omnichannel experiences, and imagine and develop future retail store models.