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Estée Lauder appoints successor for Olivier Bottrie as Global President of Travel Retail

Sophie Smith
01 January 1970

The Estée Lauder Companies has announced a number of leadership appointments for its Travel Retail business, following the announcement that Olivier Bottrie, Global President of Travel Retail and Retail Development, will retire in June 2022.

Israel Assa, the company's current President of Commercial Travel Retail Worldwide, will succeed Olivier to become Global President of Travel Retail Worldwide. Based in New York, Assa will report directly to Peter Jueptner, President International at The Estée Lauder Companies. He will join the company’s Executive Leadership Team.

Javier Simon, President of Travel Retail Asia Pacific, will succeed Israel Assa to become President of Commercial Travel Retail Worldwide. He will report directly to Assa and will be based in Switzerland. Simon will also join the company’s Executive Leadership Team.

Andrea Dorigo, SVP and General Manager of Global Retail and Head of Commercial in North America, will continue to report directly to Mark Loomis, President of North America at The Estée Lauder Companies, for his Commercial North America responsibilities and will report directly to Peter Jueptner for his Global Retail responsibilities.

Peter Jueptner, President International at Estée Lauder Companies, said: “We are proud of the exceptional depth and quality of talent across the organisation and as Olivier steps into his well-deserved retirement, we are pleased to elevate Israel and Javier, two dynamic, internally-trained and highly experienced leaders into these roles of greater responsibility. ELC remains committed to investing in and growing our local and international talent around the world, particularly leaders like Israel and Javier, who have extensive first-hand experience in Travel Retail and deep global expertise across all aspects of prestige beauty.”

All appointments will be effective from 1 May 2022.

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