The Estée Lauder Companies


We constantly strive to take the Company to greater heights by creating breakthrough technologies, new High-Touch services, improved operational efficiencies and enhanced value to consumers around the globe.”

William P. Lauder,
Executive Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies

A Letter From Our Executive Chairman 

The Estée Lauder Companies is a well-diversified, brand-building powerhouse of unrivaled creativity and innovation. At the very heart of what has always made us so are our extraordinary people, our rich heritage, our unique culture and our longstanding commitment to social responsibility.

Fabrizio Freda, our President and Chief Executive Officer, and I work closely together to lead the Company. We constantly strive to take The Estée Lauder Companies to new heights by encouraging our people to create, to innovate, to be entrepreneurs, and to strive for the best, always. Together with our talented leaders, we create breakthrough technologies, the best possible personal service, greater operational efficiencies and enhanced value to consumers around the globe.

Our Company has enjoyed a long and successful history ever since my grandmother, Mrs. Estée Lauder, launched the Company in 1946, armed with four cosmetics products and an amazing vision. Her entrepreneurial spirit, creativity and innate sense of what consumers want remain the hallmarks of our Company today.

Mrs. Estée Lauder, set the standard when she developed our Company’s mission, “Bringing the Best to Everyone We Touch and Being the Best in Everything We Do.” Today, our products “touch” half a billion people in over 150 countries and territories around the world. We will raise that bar by “touching” millions of new consumers, in many more countries and cities our brands have only begun to explore, by delivering to our consumers what they can’t imagine today, but can’t live without tomorrow.

As the leader in the global prestige beauty industry, we are committed to delivering sustainable, profitable growth for decades to come and I am honored to be a part of what is sure to be a bright and promising future.