LONDON — Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. has appointed Janet Saunders for the newly created role of vice president/general manager commercial and Rachel Baker as vice president/general manager Clinique and men’s skin care, the beauty giant said Friday.

Saunders will manage commercial aspects of the business including strategic retailer relationships, corporate and brand capabilities and selling effectiveness. She recently served as the vice president/general manager of Clinique, Origins and Darphin.

Baker’s previous roles include vice president/general manager for Jo Malone London, senior sales roles across Tom Ford and the Estée Lauder brand. Baker began her career at the company as a Clinique counter manager.

Saunders and Baker will report to Chris Good, president of the Estée Lauder Cos. U.K. and Ireland and will commence their roles on March 14.

“The creation of the new vice president/general manager commercial role in the U.K. region will serve to maximize and leverage opportunities across The Estée Lauder Companies U.K. and Ireland as a whole, as well as our fabulous brand portfolio and within our individual brands,” said Chris Good. “Janet’s extensive industry and brand experience coupled with her well-established retailer relationships made her the obvious choice for the job. Rachel’s proven business acumen combined with her deep retail and brand experience, and knowledge across all channels will bring much value to Clinique.”

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