Clinique has named Jean-Christophe Jourde to the newly created position of senior vice president and general manager, North America, for Clinique, effective July 1.
Jourde, who will be charged with driving Clinique sales and market share growth in North America, will report to Ricardo Quintero, senior vice president and global general manager, market development, for Clinique.
“I am extremely pleased Jean-Christophe will be leading Clinique in North America where the brand is the leader in beauty,” said Quintero. “He has a track record of success and the experience, passion and imagination to lead and accelerate Clinique’s strategies in this region.”
Jourde, currently vice president and general manager for Clinique Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA), now oversees the brand in 38 countries. Lynne Greene, group president of the Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. and global brand president of Clinique, noted that Jourde has played a key role in regaining market share in Western Europe, as well as accelerating growth in Eastern Europe and emerging markets. As well, she noted, he created and led regional capabilities including media, store design, visual merchandising, trade marketing, education, communications and consumer engagement and co-led major corporate organizational projects in EMEA, including the creation and structure of the regional office.
Jourde said he is looking forward to the challenging of going to “a region that I have an enormous respect for, especially as it relates to the entrepreneurial spirit, the vibrant retail landscape and the engaged consumer. The region is so diverse and my experience in making the brand relevant in EMEA will be invaluable,” he said.
Jourde began working at Lauder in 2004 as the brand manager for Estée Lauder and Aramis and Designer Fragrances in Germany in 2004. Before joining Lauder, Jourde held several senior positions at L’Oréal International.
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