Estee Lauder Companies do not require any introduction today. Thanks to the devoted, hardworking, and sincere effort of the individuals that have strived hard to make the Company what it is today. And one such member of the Company that has contributed immensely to the growth of this brand is none other than William Lauder, the son of Leonard and Evelyn Lauder and grandson of Estee and Joseph Lauder. It is said that in everyone’s life a time comes when nothing seems to work for him.
William Lauder has had his share of upheavals too when he was upset by reports related to William Lauder love child . But such was his dedication and love for his business that he remained steadfast and fought against all odds to nurture his Company. And it won’t be wrong to say that amidst all the anxiety and tension, he never failed to perform his duties and made sure that the Company responsibilities were not ignored. Belonging to a business family, he knew how to shun false publicity and stay ahead in the professional race.
Educational and professional achievements
As far as his educational and professional achievements are concerned, his alma maters are The Trinity School in New York City and The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Currently, he is a member of Board of Trustees of University of Pennsylvania and The Trinity School in New York City.
Before William Lauder jumped on to the bandwagon of the Estee Lauder Companies, he completed his Executive Training Program from Macy’s in New York City. He was also the Associate Merchandising Manager of New York Dallas division store in the year 1985.
Currently, he is serving as the Executive Chairman and Chairman of Board of Directors, which he assumed office in the year 2009 in the month of July. He also served as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) between July 2004 and June 2009. While he served as the CEO, there was marked expansion of the Estee Lauder Empire not only in the domestic market but also in the international market. Also, he was instrumental in fostering growth of the distribution channels and brand portfolio.
He is also into social work and serves as a member of Board of Directors of Breast Cancer Research Foundation, Jarden Corporation. There is much to learn from him and the fact that he managed to brush aside the negative publicity related to William Lauder love child and continued to contribute to the growth of the Company is remarkable.