John Demsey has been Group President, The Estee Lauder Companies Inc., since July 2006.
Mr. Demsey earned his Master of Business Administration degree from New York University and a Bachelor of Science degree from Stanford University.
From January 2005 through July 2006, Mr. Demsey served as Global Brand President of Estee Lauder and MAC, while also assuming responsibility for Sean John, Tom Ford Beauty and Prescriptives.
From 1991 to 1998, Mr. Demsey held several positions with Estee Lauder in its New York headquarters, as well as in the field. He was Senior Vice President, Sales and Education, Estee Lauder USA and Canada, where he was instrumental in expanding the brand's business and increasing market share. Prior to that, he was Vice President, Sales, for the West Coast region.
From 1998 to 2005 Mr. Demsey served as President of MAC, where he grew the brand into the global makeup powerhouse it remains today.
Before joining The Estee Lauder Companies he worked as Vice President of Sales at the specialty division of Revlon, which included the Borghese, Alexandra de Markoff and Lancaster brands. He also held various executive positions with Bloomingdale's, Macy's, Benetton and Saks Fifth Avenue.