Karine and Lori are accomplished professionals with over 50 years’ experience in global luxury brands, leading businesses strategically and commercially in the UK, US, Europe, Russia, Middle East, Asia and Travel Retail in EMEA.
They have extensive knowledge of beauty and luxury brand development, having worked on industry leading brands such as Jo Malone, Crème de La Mer, Bobbi Brown, Clinique, Lancôme, L’Oréal and Clive Christian Perfumes.
Lori started her career at Estée Lauder in the UK working for five different brands, from start-ups (Prescriptives) to market leaders (Clinique and ADF) in a marketing position.
She joined Stila as GM, perfecting her brand strategy, financial, sales, PR and training skills. After a 5-year gap, living abroad, she returned to the UK and joined the Estée Lauder Travel Retail team in EMEA as a Director where she oversaw quadruple growth in sales and distribution.
Her global role at Clive Christian Perfumes, as COO, rounded off her skills in sales, distribution, logistics and NPD.
Karine started her career in Paris in the global Lancôme NPD team. She subsequently progressed to the UK with L’Oréal Paris.
In 2003, Karine joined Estée Lauder Companies Travel Retail, where she held various positions in marketing, sales, brand management, passengers & consumers insights, category strategy.
She was promoted to develop a new department for Shopper Insights & Category Strategy for EMEA, her success in this position led to her promotion responsible for the function on a global basis as VP.
Lori & Karine have an excellent track record of delivering results, understanding and driving brand equity, sales and profit together with people development.
Their strong negotiating skills were perfected in an international setting where they accelerated distribution in key markets, negotiating space and location, margins and assortments whilst establishing and maintaining excellent business relationships with retailers in the industry and wide connections outside.