The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has named Philippe Pinatel as Senior Vice President, Global General Manager, M.A.C Cosmetics, effective March 5, 2018. Leaving for personal reasons, Karen Buglisi Weiler, Global Brand President, M.A.C Cosmetics, last day at Lauder will be December 31. She has been with the brand for 20 years.

Philippe will join the firm’s Executive Leadership Team and report directly to John Demsey, Executive Group President, The Estée Lauder Cos. Philippe most recently served as President and Chief Operations Officer of Birchbox. The firm is looking to him to “lead a transformative effort in how M·A·C engages and inspires consumers globally” and “further increase operational efficiency while prioritizing expansion in high-growth channels, evolving distribution and building new cutting-edge capabilities to drive relevance and engagement with existing and new consumers.”

Karen will support Philippe’s transition through the end of the current fiscal year. Effective July 2018, Karen will move into an advisory role and extend support to M·A·C Cosmetics and The Estée Lauder Companies’ North America Region.

Under Karen’s leadership, M.A.C grew to be the leading makeup brand globally in 36 countries. She was one of the first M.A.C employees hired when Lauder fully acquired the brand in 1998. For more than a decade, Karen has served on the Board of Directors for the M.A.C AIDS Fund, which has helped to raise more than $450 million for those affected by HIV/AIDS. Prior to her career at M.A.C Cosmetics, she was the U.S. National Sales Manager for Adipar, a division of Escada and a field sales manager for Borghese, a global beauty company.

Prior to Birchbox, Philippe served as Senior Vice President and General Manager (GM) of Sephora Canada, and Vice President and GM of Sephora Inside JCPenney from 2010 to 2016.