Today The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. announced promotions on its Executive Leadership Team in two key areas of its business: the United Kingdom (U.K.) and Ireland market, and the skin care category.
The following promotions are effective January 1, 2019:
- Julie Van Ongevalle (shown above, left) has been promoted to Global Brand President, Origins. She will continue to report to Jane Hertzmark Hudis, Group President.
- Philippe Warnery (above, right) has been promoted to President, U.K. and Ireland. He will continue to report to Cedric Prouvé, Group President, International.
These promotions underpin The Estée Lauder Companies’ commitment to cultivating a bench of high-potential talent to lead long-term growth across the business.
Hertzmark Hudis, comments, “Julie’s brand building expertise and deep understanding of consumers, channels and markets has led Origins to achieve accelerated global growth. I am thrilled Julie will continue leading Origins as Global Brand President, further leveraging the brand’s high performance natural position and engaging new generations of consumers.”
Prouvé says, “Philippe’s entrepreneurial spirit and dynamic leadership are transforming the shopping experience for U.K. consumers through doubling-down on omnichannel experience, connecting e-commerce with freestanding stores, driving digital expansion and focusing on local relevance. Philippe’s visionary and impactful leadership will continue to be pivotal in driving the U.K. and Ireland’s long-term sustainable growth.”
More About Julie Van Ongevalle
Julie Van Ongevalle, global brand president, Origins, is a proven brand builder, possessing robust expertise in fast-growing channels and global consumer demographics.
Since assuming leadership of Origins as senior vice president/general manager in 2016, Van Ongevalle has led the strategic evolution of Origins’ high performance natural positioning, leveraging the growing consumer demand for natural beauty to drive key innovation and product franchises.
At the helm of Origins, she has led the modernization of the brand’s digital strategy to engage the next generations of highly-influential consumers, from Millennials to Gen Z. Under her leadership of Origins, the brand has experienced strong sales growth momentum and as Global Brand President, she is uniquely suited to continue to lead Origins’ next phase of global growth.
She joined The Estée Lauder Companies in 2004 as Marketing Director, Clinique, Benelux.
More About Philippe Warnery
Philippe Warnery, president, U.K. and Ireland, is widely regarded for his strong leadership and market acumen --- he will continue to strengthen the business in this important and influential market.
Warnery has led the U.K. and Ireland, The Estée Lauder Companies' third largest market, in the role of senior vice president and general manager since 2017. In this role, he has engineered a transformation strategy toward success against a backdrop of geo-political and economic volatility. He has established new retailer relationships, introduced new models to reshape lines of distribution, and fueled online growth.
Warnery has been with The Estée Lauder Companies for 13 years, beginning in 2006 as Regional Director Clinique, Travel Retail Asia/Pacific, based in Singapore.