The Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. has expanded the responsibilities of two of its presidents, Jane Hertzmark Hudis, president of BeautyBank, and Dominique Nils Conseil, president of Aveda.
Hudis will take on the additional responsibilities of overseeing the Origins brand, which has been an innovator in natural, organics-based marketing. She has been with the BeautyBank think tank subsidiary since its founding in 2003 and last December added the oversight of Ojon, a natural hair care and skin care brand.
With the addition of Origins, she will continue to report to Dan Brestle, vice chairman and president of the Estée Lauder Cos., North America. As reported previously, Jane Lauder will become senior vice president and general manager of Origins, reporting to Hudis.
“Jane [Hudis] has exhibited superb leadership skills, as well as brand-building strength and marketing expertise,” said William P. Lauder, Lauder chief executive officer. “With the extraordinary growth of BeautyBank, the company’s entrepreneurial division, Jane has also demonstrated her ability to transform the beauty landscape, by creating visionary new brands and seeking out nontraditional distribution to reach the consumer where she is shopping now.”
Conseil, president of Aveda, will be in charge of the European pharmacy channel business in addition to running Aveda. This will include oversight of the French botanical beauty company Laboratoires Darphin. Nicolas Maincent, president of Darphin, and its general manager, Beth A. Dinardo, will report to Conseil. He, in turn, will report to Fabrizio Freda, Lauder’s president and chief operating officer.
Lauder praised Conseil for his leadership role “through a period of sustained global growth and [he] has helped achieve successful diversification in salon spa distribution, a large alternative channel for our company. He has the skills and vision to oversee the expansion in European pharmacies, an alternative distribution for us and one of the fastest growing channels for skin care products today.”The appointments of both Hudis and Conseil will take effect today.