Fabrizio Freda is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Estée Lauder Companies, the global leader in prestige beauty. He joined the company in March 2008 as President and Chief Operating Officer and assumed the CEO position in July 2009. As President and CEO, Mr. Freda is responsible for the company’s overall vision and strategy, financial objectives and investment priorities. He is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors. Under his leadership, the company’s multiple engines of growth have delivered record sales and enabled profitable growth. Mr. Freda is a strategically-focused, financially-disciplined, results-oriented leader with a proven track record in the consumer products industry. Prior to joining The Estée Lauder Companies, Mr. Freda had an impressive 20-year career at Procter & Gamble (P&G), where he was responsible for numerous operating, marketing and strategic efforts spanning different geographies and categories. He held positions of increasing responsibility in the Health and Beauty Care and Global Snacks divisions at P&G, with his last role as President, Global Snacks. Mr. Freda serves on both the Board of Directors of BlackRock Inc. and the Advisory Board of the Global Business Initiative at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. Mr. Freda has been presented with Italy’s Cavaliere del Lavoro by President Sergio Mattarella, and has been named to Barron’s exclusive list of the World’s Best CEO’s.