Fred H. Langhammer

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"Fred H. Langhammer is Chairman, Global Affairs, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc.

"Mr. Langhammer served as CEO from 1999 through July 1, 2004. He served as Chief Operating Officer from 1985 and as President and Chief Operating Officer of the Company from 1995 through 1999. He also played a key role in bringing the Company public in 1995.

"Mr. Langhammer joined the Company in 1975 as President of Estee Lauder, Japan, which he developed into the Company's largest International affiliate in terms of both profits and revenues. In 1982, he became Managing Director of Estee Lauder Germany, where he significantly improved the Company's commercial relationships and established the German affiliate as a platform for growth.

"Mr. Langhammer serves on the board of the Walt Disney Company and is Co-Chairman of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at John Hopkins University. He is also a senior fellow of the Foreign Policy Association.

"In June 2004 he received the Officer's Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany. In 2001, he received the Marco Polo Award from the China Foundation for International Exchanges in Beijing. He received the Foreign Policy Association's Global Social Responsibility Award on behalf of the Estee Lauder Companies Inc. He was also honored by the International Center in New York.

"Mr. Langhammer holds dual citizenship: USA/Germany. Educated in Germany, Canada and Japan, he is married with two children and speaks fluent Japanese and German." [1]

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  1. Fred H. Langhammer, Central European Media Enterprises, accessed January 19, 2011.