The Estée Lauder Companies Promotes Sue Fox to President, UK and Ireland

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has announced that Sue Fox has been promoted to President, United Kingdom (U.K.) and Ireland, effective immediately.

Since January 2020, Sue has held the position of Senior Vice President and General Manager, U.K. and Ireland, where she is responsible for overseeing the company’s business in its most established region outside the United States.

Sue has been with the company for 26 years, holding various senior level positions globally, including General Manager of Japan and Managing Director of South Africa. In her new role, Sue will continue to report to Cedric Prouvé, Group President, International.

“Sue has been instrumental in leading exciting retail innovation and establishing new models of omnichannel distribution for the U.K. and Ireland.” said Prouvé. “An authentic, energetic and inclusive leader, Sue is driven by culture and values as much as results. I know that her expertise and strategic focus will continue to empower the U.K. and Ireland region to deliver outstanding success.”

Under Sue’s leadership, the region has furthered its Inclusion, Diversity & Equity commitments, establishing a new regional governance structure with a Regional Diversity Council and Inclusion & Diversity Circle. Sue has also overseen the region’s COVID-19 Relief Efforts Programme, donating 170,000 hand sanitisers created at ELC’s U.K.-based manufacturing facility and thousands of ELC personal care products to key workers and charity partners.

Prior to her promotion to Senior Vice President and General Manager, U.K. and Ireland in 2020, Sue served as General Manager of ELC’s Japan affiliate, overseeing five consecutive quarters of net sales growth in one of the most strategic and demanding consumer markets globally. Sue also led Travel Retail for the Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA) region, based in London, and, before that, successfully led the South Africa affiliate for 10 years, pioneering the company’s presence in the Sub-Sahara markets. Sue has also spent time in ELC’s Singapore, Asia-Pacific and North America regions and affiliates.

Sue is a member of The Estée Lauder Companies’ Executive Leadership Team.

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and marketers of quality skin care, makeup, fragrance and hair care products. The company’s products are sold in approximately 150 countries and territories under brand names including: Estée Lauder, Aramis, Clinique, Lab Series, Origins, Tommy Hilfiger, M·A·C, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Donna Karan New York, DKNY, Aveda, Jo Malone London, Bumble and bumble, Michael Kors, Darphin Paris, TOM FORD BEAUTY, Smashbox, Ermenegildo Zegna, AERIN, Le Labo, Editions de Parfums Frédéric Malle, GLAMGLOW, KILIAN PARIS, BECCA, Too Faced and Dr.Jart+, and the DECIEM family of brands, including The Ordinary and NIOD.

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