William P. Lauder is Executive Chairman of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., a global leader in prestige beauty.
Since joining the Company in 1986, Mr. Lauder has been instrumental in expanding the Company’s brand portfolio, distribution channels and international presence. Under his leadership, the Company pioneered its online business, developed successful new brands, such as Origins, and acquired pioneering brands, such as Aveda, Bobbi Brown, M∙A∙C, and Smashbox. Mr. Lauder was Chief Executive O cer of the Company from March 2008 through June 2009 and President and Chief Executive O cer from July 2004 through February 2008. From January 2003 through June 2004, he was Chief Operating Officer.
Mr. Lauder is a member of the Boards of Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania and an Emeritus Trustee on The Trinity School Board in New York City, his alma maters. He also serves as Chairman of the Board for the Fresh Air Fund and as Co-Chairman of the Board of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. Mr. Lauder’s additional board memberships include The 92nd Street Y, The Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation and Zelnick Media. In 2012, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania appointed Mr. Lauder to its faculty as guest lecturer.
He is the son of Mr. Leonard A. Lauder and Mrs. Evelyn H. Lauder, and the grandson of the Company’s founder, Mrs. Estée Lauder.