Estée Lauder appoints new general manager for Canada

By Simon Pitman

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Estée Lauder appoints new general manager for Canada

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Cosmetics and fragrance giant Estée Lauder has appointed a new general manager for its business operations in Canada, Philippe Warnery.

He will be responsible for the growth and profitability of the Canada business, with North American group president Thia Breen stating that his focus will be on the further development and growth of the business in the country.

Specifically, his focus will be to develop locally relevant opportunities, assess market conditions, build key account relationships , manage operational effectiveness, built business capabilities, together with aligning and engaging the Canada team.

Focusing on an important strategic market

Warnery will take up the appointment from August 12 of this year and will be reporting directly to Breen.

"Canada is an important strategic focus for the North America region and Philippe will be a key member of my leadership team,”​ said Breen.

“He has broad experience in developing and executing international marketing strategies and a collaborative style that will serve him well in this new role. I am delighted to welcome him to our team."

Previously in charge of the Ojon and Origin brands

Warnery has been with the Estée Lauder group of companies since 2006, and has worked his way up in the executive ranks to most recently hold the position of vice president and general manager for the Origin and Ojon brands.

In particular he has spearheaded the international expansion of the Origin brand into markets such as China, Scandinavia, The Netherlands and most recently Mexico.

Likewise, he played a key role into the significant expansion of the Ojon brand in the UK, after he brokered a deal to distribute the products throughout major UK retailer Boots stores throughout the country.

Previously to his position growing these brands, Warnery had worked as a the regional director for the company’s Clinique Travel Retail business in the Asia Pacific region, where he managed to secure a key position for the brand in airport retail and duty free locations.

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