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25 Apr

Estée Lauder’s Sara Moss to Retire – WWD

The Estée Lauder Cos.‘ vice chairman Sara Moss is retiring.

Moss, who first joined the corporate in 2003 as executive vp and general counsel, will retire effective July 1, based on an announcement from the corporate. In 2019 she became vice chairman, and advised each the board of directors and the Lauder family in that capability.

“Sara is an exceptional legal mind, a talented adviser, a valued mentor, and a much-loved leader whose strategic insights, business acumen and sound judgement have contributed greatly to our company’s success,” said Fabrizio Freda, the corporate’s president and chief executive officer, within the statement. “Her incredible character, steadfast integrity and deep empathy shall be greatly missed across the organization.”

Each internally and externally, Moss also prioritized philanthropy. She was among the many first board members of the ELC Charitable Foundation, and cosponsored the Women’s Leadership Network in 2019. She also created the Sara Moss Women’s Leadership Program at Recent York University Law School, where she is a trustee and member of the board, and is vice chairman of the board of the Recent York Common Pantry, amongst other endeavors.

“A trusted senior business adviser for a few years, Sara has nurtured strong relationships inside our global ELC family and across the broader industry,” said William P. Lauder, executive chairman, within the statement. “It’s with great appreciation, admiration and respect that I say her dynamic leadership and expert guidance shall be truly missed.”

Added Leonard A. Lauder, chairman emeritus, “Sara shall be leaving a legacy of true dedication, passion and professionalism at ELC. On behalf of the corporate and the whole Lauder family, I would love to thank Sara for her tremendous contributions to our business over the past 20 years and need her the best possible in her well deserved retirement.”

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