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Estée Lauder Companies Vice Chairman to retire in July

By Alessandro Carrara | Published: 26-Apr-2023

Sara Moss is a women’s advocate and helmed a number of the company’s inclusion and diversity initiatives, including its Diversity Council

Estée Lauder Companies' (ELC) Vice Chairman Sara Moss will retire in July.

She has worked with the luxury cosmetics goliath since 2003, initially as Executive VP and General Counsel.

Moss was promoted to Vice Chairman in 2019, serving as a senior advisor to the executive management, the board of directors and to the Lauder family itself.

“Sara is an exceptional legal mind, a skilled advisor, 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, President and CEO of ELC.

“Her incredible character, steadfast integrity and deep empathy will be greatly missed across the organisation.”

During her tenure Moss helmed a number of the company’s inclusion and diversity initiatives, particularly as an advocate for advancing women’s rights.

This included working with ELC's senior leaders to drive the company’s first Women’s Advancement and Gender Equality Strategy in 2019.

She also created the Open Doors Women’s Leadership Program in 2020, and was an inaugural member of the beauty giant’s Diversity Council.

Outside of the company she established the Sara Moss Women’s Leadership Program at New York University Law School.

Here she served as a Law School Trustee and member of the board of directors.

“Sara will be leaving a legacy of true dedication, passion, and professionalism at ELC,” added Leonard A. Lauder, Chairman Emeritus.

“On behalf of the company and the entire Lauder family, I would like to thank Sara for her tremendous contributions to our business over the past 20 years and wish her the very best in her well-deserved retirement.”

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