Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne "was appointed Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc., in July 2001. Since January 2005 he has overseen Aramis and Designer Fragrances division--including Aramis, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Michael Kors, and Missoni --as well as Bobbi Brown, Darphin and the Fashion Group.
"From 2001 to 2004 he directed the worldwide businesses of Estée Lauder, MAC and the Aramis and Designer Fragrances division. In January 2005 he expanded his responsibilities to focus on developing corporate strategic opportunities across Europe and Asia.
"Previously, Mr. Bousquet-Chavanne was President, Estée Lauder International, Inc., where he was responsible for the marketing, operations and financial direction of all brands within The Estée Lauder Companies in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and the Asia/Pacific region. During that time, he was the catalyst for the successful internationalization of M.A.C in over 40 countries. He was also responsible for the Company’s Travel Retailing Division, which is present in more than 120 countries, reaching a market of more than one billion business and vacation travelers annually.
"Mr. Bousquet-Chavanne was also instrumental in establishing two regional Product Development Centers, in Paris and Tokyo. The Paris Product Development Center developed Estée Lauder’s Pure Color lines and collaborated with Estée Lauder’s U.S. product development team on Intuition, Body Performance and Amber Bronze lines. The Tokyo Product Development Center developed Estée Lauder’s WhiteLight Brightening System and several regional make-up initiatives. In addition, Mr. Bousquet-Chavanne also spearheaded the first Global Landmarks Illumination Initiative, which raised global awareness of breast cancer in 14 countries.
"Mr. Bousquet-Chavanne has spent more than two decades in the international cosmetics business. He originally joined the Estée Lauder Companies in 1989 as Vice President and General Manager, Aramis International, where he was responsible for sales, marketing and finance for the Aramis brand in more than 100 markets. From 1992 until 1996, he was Senior Vice President and General Manager of the Company’s Travel Retailing Division. During this time, he developed the division into a highly successful global operation with a presence in 93 countries. Double-digit sales increases resulted in a dramatic improvement in overall market share.
"In 1997 Mr. Bousquet-Chavanne joined Paris-based Parfums Christian Dior as Executive Vice President/General Manager International Operations. He returned to The Estée Lauder Companies in 1998 as President, Estée Lauder International, Inc. Earlier in his career, he was Managing Director for Elizabeth Arden in the U.K.
"Mr. Bousquet-Chavanne holds an MBA from Krannert Graduate School of Management at Purdue University, an MBA from Ecole Supérieure de Commerce in Marseilles, France, where he received the Trophy of Best International Career, and an advanced management degree from Stanford’s Executive Program in Strategy and Organization. He speaks fluent French, German and English. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Brown-Forman Corporation and the Chairman of the Board of The Fragrance Foundation, as well as a member of the Franco-American Business Council, the Business Council of International Understanding (BCIU) and the Council for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC). Mr. Bousquet-Chavanne also serves on the Advisory Board of the New York City Ballet." 
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- Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, Estée Lauder, accessed November 7, 2007.