The Pratt Institute Art of Packaging Award Gala benefiting the Marc Rosen Scholarship and Education Fund for Packaging by Design at Pratt Institute will celebrate a new honoree this year - The Estee Lauder Companies' Aramis and Designer Fragrances division, along with its global brand president, Veronique Gabai-Pinsky.
Gabai-Pinsky oversees the global business for the following brands in the Aramis and Designer Fragrances portfolio: Aramis, Lab Series Skincare for Men, Coach, Tommy Hilfiger Toiletries, Donna Karan Cosmetics, Michael Kors Beauty, Kiton, Ermenegildo Zegna, Marni and Tory Burch. Gabai-Pinsky also overseas ELC's BeautyBank and Ideabank divisions.
The gala celebration will take place on Tuesday, April 30, 2013, at New York City's University Club. The event will begin with a 6:30 pm cocktail reception and will be followed by an 8 pm dinner. For information and reservations please call 212.925.2507.
About Veronique Gabai-Pinsky
Veronique Gabai-Pinsky has received much recognition throughout her career for her contributions to the prestige fragrance industry, including being named one of 2008's "Top Ten Women in Luxury" in Time Style & Design magazine. She was also presented with Cosmetic Executive Women's Achiever of the Year Award in 2009; and the Cristal of Honor Award in 2010.
Prior to ELC, Gabai-Pinsky was executive vice president and general manager for fine fragrance, North America, at Symrise and its predecessor, Dragoco.
About the Scholarship Program
The Marc Rosen Scholarship and Education Fund for Package Design at Pratt Institute is the only scholarship available for students pursuing a career in the cosmetics and package design fields. Pratt Institute's Communications and Package Design program, of which Mark Rosen's cosmetic and fragrance package design course of a part of, is ranked as one of the top graduate graphic design programs in the country by U.S. News and World Report and collegecrunch.org.
Over one hundred students have benefited from the scholarship fund throughout the years, and many of these students now have successful careers as creative directors and executives at major companies, including: Siegel+Gale, Landor & Associates, Ogilvy & Mather, Gensler, Women’s Wear Daily, and Godiva Chocolatier, Inc. They have also worked on projects for L'Oreal, NARS Cosmetics, Juicy Couture, Swarovski Crystal, Bourjois Paris Cosmetics, Shiseido, UBS, Public Art Fund, PBS, and Samsung.