Group President, International, The Estée Lauder Companies Inc.
GLOBAL MARKETS: Characterized by rapid growth and industrialization, emerging markets represent enormous potential for retailers and brands. The second day of the WWD Global Sourcing and Global Markets Forum will focus on the opportunities and challenges faced by international sales, marketing, and operations professionals in the apparel, footwear, and beauty industries.
Group President, International, for The Estée Lauder Companies in 2003. Mr. Prouvé is responsible for sales and profits for the company in all markets outside of North America and for all activities of its sales affiliates and distributor relationships worldwide. He collaborates closely with the company's group and brand presidents to integrate all global marketing strategies in the international markets. He also oversees the company's travel retail business.
Previously, Mr. Prouvé was President and General Manager of The Estée Lauder Companies' Japanese affiliate from 2000 to 2002. In this role, he better positioned the company to meet the challenges of the rapidly changing Japanese cosmetics market. From 1997 to 2000, Mr. Prouvé was Vice President, General Manager, Travel Retailing Worldwide. He joined The Estée Lauder Companies in 1994 as General Manager, Travel Retailing, Asia/Pacific Region, and was named General Manager of the company's Singapore affiliate in 1995.
Prior to joining The Estée Lauder Companies, Mr. Prouvé spent nine years with the L'Oréal Group in sales and management positions of increasing responsibility in the Americas and Pacific Rim.
Mr. Prouvé was born in France and educated in France and the United States. He holds a masters of science in marketing research and marketing management from the University of Kansas and he completed Harvard University's advanced management program.