Estée Lauder Companies-owned MAC Cosmetics has appointed Philippe Pinatel as Senior Vice President, Global General Manager, effective March 5th, 2018.
Pinatel, who is said to be a digital and retail innovator, will succeed Karen Buglisi Weiler who, after 20 years with ELC, will leave the company as of 1 December, 2018 and will support Pinatel until her departure where she will work for the company in an advisory role.
Fabrizio Freda, President and Chief Executive Officer, The Estée Lauder Companies, said, “Philippe shares our vision to propel the brand into its next chapter of growth, reinvigorating M·A·C’s presence and impact on the industry globally.
“He brings tremendous experience from disruptive online and retail channels that have experienced explosive growth under his direction. His transformative approach to leadership, strength in brand-building and extensive digital-first beauty experience will inspire new ways for the brand to lead as the renegade and trendsetter in the beauty and retail industries.”
Pinatel is said to have a deep understanding of prestige beauty, specialty-multi and digital having had more than 20 years’ experience of building fast-growing, large-scale online and retail operations