Estée Lauder appoints Michael Smith as new chief information officer

By Callum Rivett
Cosmetics giant Estée Lauder has appointed Michael Smith as its new SVP and Chief Information Officer. Smith has been serving in the new role ever sin...

Cosmetics giant Estée Lauder has appointed Michael Smith as its new SVP and Chief Information Officer. 

Smith has been serving in the new role ever since his appointment on August 28, reporting to EVP and CFO Tracey Travis.

Having worked in the IT industry since 1987, Smith brings a wealth of experience to the beauty company and aims to oversee the advancement of IT applications and infrastructure.

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Having started his career as IT Group Manager for auto parts retailer AutoZone, Smith then spent 22 years at sportswear behemoth Nike as an IT executive. 

Smith held a "variety of technology, supply chain, sales and customer services roles" over the years at the sportswear brand, before moving to oversee the company's global geography and affiliate CIOs.

After leaving Nike in 2012, Smith worked as CIO & Head of Global Business Services at Mylan until 2016, when he took a year-long sabbatical and focused on continuing his work with Boma Technologies, a company he founded to provide "innovation and management consulting."

 

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