Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies
Jane Hertzmark Hudis is Group President, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc. a global leader in prestige beauty with over 30 brands and net sales of nearly $14 billion.
As Group President, Ms. Hertzmark Hudis is responsible for leading the Company’s Estée Lauder, La Mer, Bobbi Brown, AERIN, Darphin, Origins, Aveda and Bumble and bumble brands globally. Reporting directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer, she also serves on a number of key leadership committees, including the Executive Leadership Team and the Investment Development Committee.
As one of the most accomplished, visionary executives in the prestige beauty industry, Ms. Hertzmark Hudis is regarded for her proven track record of leading and building global brands. Her remarkable strategic insight, expertise in local relevance, and unparalleled talent for driving innovation in product, experience and digital communication has helped top beauty brands attract consumers across generations, from ageless to highly influential millennials.
A passionate advocate of leadership development throughout her career, Ms. Hertzmark Hudis founded the Company’s Women’s Employee Resource Group to inspire and engage women across the organization globally to become exceptional leaders and mentors.
Prior to her promotion to Group President, Ms. Hertzmark Hudis served as Global Brand President, Estée Lauder for seven years. As the leader of the Company’s namesake brand, Ms. Hertzmark Hudis spearheaded Estée Lauder’s modernization and digital evolution to reach and influence the next generation of digital native consumers. While at the helm, she solidified Estée Lauder’s position as a global leader in high-performance prestige skin care and makeup, growing the brand’s net sales by more than 40 percent and establishing Estée Lauder as the number one prestige brand in its distribution in Asia.
Prior to her leadership of the Estée Lauder brand, Ms. Hertzmark Hudis served in a number of key leadership roles at the Company, including President of Origins as well as BeautyBank, a brand innovation think tank she founded in 2003.
Ms. Hertzmark Hudis received her B.A. degree from Vassar College and her M.B.A. from Columbia University. She serves as a Director of the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) Foundation as well as a member of FIT’s Executive Committee of the Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management Graduate Program. A recipient of Cosmetic Executive Women’s (CEW) Achiever Award in 2008, she also serves on the Advisory Board of the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. In 2010, she received the HELP Hero Business Leadership Award from HELP USA, a nonprofit charity providing services to the homeless, for her commitment to helping women succeed in business. In 2016, WWD Beauty Inc. honored Ms. Hertzmark Hudis with the inaugural Beauty Newsmaker Award, which recognizes industry leaders who have dominated the beauty headlines.
Ms. Hertzmark Hudis and her husband raised two sons, and reside in Manhattan. She was honored with the 2017 Outstanding Mother Award from the National Mother’s Day Committee and Save the Children, which recognizes female executives for their commitment to mastering a balance between work,motherhood and family.