NEW YORK — Estée Lauder Cos., whose brands include Aveda, Bumble and bumble and American Beauty, has appointed former Heineken N.V. and PepsiCo executive Michael O’Hare to serve as its EVP global human resources.
O’Hare will report jointly to William P. Lauder, executive chairman, and Fabrizio Freda, president and CEO. He assumes his new position on Sept. 30.
O’Hare will succeed Amy DiGeso, who is currently EVP global human resources. DiGeso has announced her intention to retire after almost a decade of leading the global human resources function at the beauty company. DiGeso and O’Hare will work closely together to ensure a smooth transition, and DiGeso will remain with the company as EVP, senior advisor to the executive chairman and the CEO through June 30, 2014.
O’Hare joins the Estée Lauder Cos. from the Netherlands-based Heineken N.V., where for the last four years he served as global chief human resources officer and a member of the executive committee.
Previously, he spent 13 years at PepsiCo, where he held a variety of senior HR roles, culminating in the position of chief personnel officer/VP for Asia Pacific. In this role, he oversaw all HR activities in the region, across more than 40 business units and joint ventures.
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