THE WHAT? The Estee Lauder Companies has announced that Gregory F Polcer, Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain will retire this summer after 13 years with the company.
THE DETAILS Polcer will be succeeded by Roberto Canevari who will takeover as EVP, Global Supply Chain from May 1, 2021, allowing a two-month transition period before Polcer leaves the company on July 1, 2021.
Canevari joins Lauder from Unilever where he served as EVP of Supply Chain Europe, overseeing end-to-end supply chain operations for the FMCG manufacturer’s European unit. Prior to that he was Chief Supply Chain Officer at Burberry.
THE WHY? Fabrizio Freda, President and CEO, explains, “I am thrilled to welcome Roberto to The Estee Lauder Companies. He is a highly-respected and talented supply chain expert and global leader who has successfully helmed and transformed the end-to-end supply chain organizations of several global, luxury and brand-led companies. Throughout his career, he has consistently driven exceptional product quality and customer experience, as well as forward-looking sustainability strategies and practices. Roberto brings a unique combination of operational expertise and creative passion to ELC. I look forward to partnering closely with him to continue to innovate and improve our world-class supply chain organization.”