THE WHAT? The Estee Lauder Companies has promoted Umair Ansari to Vice President and General Manager, Travel Retail Europe, Middle East and Africa, effective January 1, 2022.
THE DETAILS Ansari has led Travel retail’s East Africa and India hub since 2019, having joined Lauder in 2004 and held positions of increasing responsibility. In his new role, he will be responsible for driving growth and profitability within the travel retail unit across the region.
THE WHY? Lauder said that this was a ‘natural next step’ for Ansari, who joined the Travel Retail division in March 2015. He has demonstrated a ‘strategic and collaborative commercial approach’ in his various roles in the division.