Philippe Warnery has stepped down from his position as President of Estée Lauder Companies UK and Ireland following allegations of an inappropriate relationship with a co-worker.
Warnery, who is married with two children, cited ‘family reasons’ for leaving his position, however, it has been reported that he had an affair with a younger woman within the company.
An Estée Lauder Companies spokeswoman told Global Cosmetics News, “We do not comment on rumors or speculation of any kind. As a general matter, The Estée Lauder Companies has a strict Code of Conduct that clearly requires all employees to conduct themselves in accordance with the Company’s values and policies.”
Warnery also stepped down from his role at Director of Walpole Committee.