Michael Smith has been appointed senior vice president and chief information officer to lead The Estée Lauder Companies
’ global information services. Smith is a seasoned leader who brings a mix of Information Technology (IT), commercial and functional experience to this leadership role. Leveraging his experience, he will further advance innovation in IT applications and infrastructure to effectively support and enable the company’s growth strategy and the evolving needs of its brands and business. In addition to managing the day-to-day technical operations, he will place a special focus on driving global technology solutions in key strategic areas for the company, notably retail, digital, social and analytics.
Smith began in this position on August 28, 2017, reporting to Tracey T. Travis, executive vice president and chief financial officer.
Smith joins ELC from Boma Technologies, a technology consulting company that he founded and served as chief executive officer, specializing in technology and management advisement for the sports, life sciences and technologies industries. For more than 25 years, he held various technology leadership positions, including four years with Mylan NV, a global pharmaceuticals company, where he was global head of digital and innovation and global business services. He also spent 22 years with Nike, Inc. in multiple brand and technology roles.