PARIS — Executive changes are afoot at the Estée Lauder Cos. in Europe.
The company said Thursday that Jean-Christophe Jourde has been named president of the Estée Lauder Cos. in France. He is to succeed Henk Van der Mark on July 1.
On that date, Van der Mark is to become the company’s vice president of the Europe, Middle East, Africa and India (EMEIA) zone, with a focus on emerging markets. It is a new position within the group.
Jourde joined Estée Lauder in 2004, working in Germany and then the EMEIA zone for numerous brands. He most recently was New York-based, where he served as senior vice president and general manager of Clinique for North America.
As president of the Estée Lauder in France, Jourde is to oversee the development and distribution of 25 of the company’s brands in the country.
Van der Mark, an 18-year Lauder veteran, became president of the company in France in March 2010. Prior to that, starting in 2007, he was president and chief executive officer of Estée Lauder in Benelux and had other positions there, including heading up the Clinique and MAC Cosmetics brands. He also formerly held roles focused on travel retail.