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Leonard A. Lauder

Estee Lauder

1982 - 1999

Personal Care & Home Products

Military ServiceNavy
1980 b. 1933
UndergraduateUniversity of Pennsylvania
BirthplaceNew York (NY)
FatherOwner, Large Business
Era - 1980

Well before he officially assumed the CEO title, Lauder was the “man behind the scenes,” shunning publicity and acknowledgment to perpetuate his mother’s image. While his mother, Estee Lauder, tended to external relations, Leonard built an efficient and productive operation – one that produced stellar financial results while successfully launching a series of new products. His attention to detail, focus on quality, and personal service have become standards for the company and its employees.