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Estée Lauder names SVP of Balmain Beauty

Sophie Smith
30 September 2022

The Estée Lauder Companies has announced that Nathalie Berger Duquene has been appointed Senior Vice President, Global General Manager of Balmain Beauty.

Effective immediately, Berger Duquene will report directly to Guillaume Jesel, Global Brand President of Balmain Beauty, Tom Ford Beauty and Luxury Business Development.

Earlier this week, Balmain and Estée Lauder Companies entered into a license agreement to collaboratively develop, produce and distribute a line of beauty products.

The Balmain Beauty line is expected to launch in Autumn 2024, with the goal to transform the luxury beauty industry through "exceptional design, singular craftsmanship and an unyielding commitment to innovation".

In her new role, Berger Duquene will lead a team across strategy, concepting and innovation in collaboration with the leadership of Balmain.

Berger Duquene joined The Estée Lauder Companies in June 2019 as Vice President/General Manager EMEA of Tom Ford Beauty and Kilian Paris. In her most recent role as Senior Vice President, Global Marketing at Tom Ford Beauty, Berger Duquene's leadership has further positioned the brand to reach its future rank ambitions.

Prior to ELC, she held global, international and regional roles across brands including with Armani Beauty, Lancôme, Helena Rubinstein, Biotherm and Guerlain.

Guillaume Jesel, Global Brand President of Balmain Beauty, said: “Drawing from the authentic heritage of Balmain, Nathalie will partner with me and the team at Balmain to establish Balmain Beauty as the future of luxury, couture beauty. With more than 20 years of experience in luxury beauty marketing, Nathalie is ideally suited to take on this position and help bring our new visionary luxury brand to market, and into the hands of consumers globally.”

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