Olivier Bottrie set to retire as the Estée Lauder Companies’ Global President Travel Retail and Retail Development 

Olivier Bottrie set to retire as the Estée Lauder Companies’ Global President Travel Retail and Retail Development 

THE WHAT? The Estée Lauder Companies (ELC) has announced that Olivier Bottrie is set to retire from his position as Global President Travel Retail and Retail Development, effective 30 June, 2022. 

THE DETAILS ELC will announce Bottrie’s successors over the coming days, for both Travel Retail and Retail Development, with the exec working closely with the new hires starting in May. 

Bottrie joined ELC 26 years ago, and has been head of ELC’s global Travel Retail business since 2004. 

ELC said in a statement, “Throughout his career, Olivier has embraced the power of transformation and championed the first-to-market advantage, recognizing early the opportunity in marketing to the Chinese traveling consumer globally as well as seizing upon the online pre-tail opportunity to unlock growth.”

THE WHY? Leaving the company for retirement, William P. Lauder, Executive Chairman, praised Bottrie’s leadership. 

He said, “We are grateful for Olivier’s tremendous contributions to our business over the past 26 years, and the many ground-breaking initiatives he has led for Travel Retail and the company.

“With his empathetic and inclusive leadership style, Olivier has made an enormous difference both within and beyond ELC through his passion for giving back. On behalf of the company and the Lauder family, I would like to wish Olivier the very best in his well-deserved retirement.”

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