Estée Lauder brand makes travel retail leadership changes to drive gains

By Luke Barras-hill |


Left to right: Jean-Yves Minet, SVP/GM, Estée Lauder, Travel Retail Worldwide; and Raffaella Cornaggia, SVP/GM, Estée Lauder, International.

Raffaella Cornaggia and Jean-Yves Minet are set to take on new positions in the Estée Lauder brand travel retail management team, The Estée Lauder Companies has announced.

Cornaggia, currently Senior Vice President/General Manager, Estée Lauder, Travel Retail Worldwide, has been promoted to Senior Vice President/General Manager, Estée Lauder, International.

Meanwhile, Jean Yves-Minet, Vice President, Clinique and Lab Series, Travel Retail Worldwide, ascends to the role of Senior Vice President/General Manager, Estée Lauder, Travel Retail Worldwide, succeeding Cornaggia. Both appointments are effective 1 February.

Credited for achieving ‘unprecedented successes’ for the brand in the travel retail environment, including growing its market share in the prestige beauty segment, Cornaggia is now tasked with optimising the brand’s sales and profit and developing synergies across markets worldwide.


“Raffaella is a valued and respected part of the Travel Retail Worldwide team,” commented Olivier Bottrie, Global President, Travel Retail and Retail Development, The Estée Lauder Companies.

“We wish her much success in her new role and look forward to her continued support of our travel retail business as the leader of Estée Lauder’s International division.

“Jean-Yves brings a valuable combination of strategic thinking, strong business acumen and operational brand leadership expertise at global, regional and local levels, all of which we are confident will lead to the continued success of the Estée Lauder brand in travel retail.”



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