Dexter King Named Senior Vice President and Global General Manager of TOM FORD BEAUTY

TOM FORD has announced the appointment of Dexter King as Senior Vice President, Global General Manager of TOM FORD BEAUTY, effective April 1, 2024. Reporting to Guillaume Jesel, President and CEO of TOM FORD and Luxury Business Development at The Estée Lauder Companies, King will also become a part of The Estée Lauder Companies (NYSE:EL) Extended Executive Leadership Team.

Having served with TOM FORD BEAUTY for nine years, King has held various pivotal roles, most recently as Senior Vice President (SVP) of Global Marketing and Strategy. Prior to this, he served as SVP, General Manager for International and Global Strategy. Collaborating closely with Jesel, King played a significant role in enhancing TOM FORD fragrances to the luxury tier, advancing its channel strategy, and achieving remarkable growth and market share gains in key regions.

Jesel commented, “Dexter’s diverse leadership experience at TOM FORD BEAUTY has been crucial in driving exceptional global growth for the brand. His profound grasp of luxury, understanding of local aspirations, and strategic insights into luxury sector growth positions him perfectly to steer the ongoing global success of TOM FORD BEAUTY.”

In his new capacity, King will lead the TOM FORD BEAUTY team in crafting strategic growth plans encompassing category, channel, and geography. He aims to fortify the brand’s luxury beauty image through cutting-edge innovation in makeup, fragrance, and skincare while furthering its narrative of modern luxury glamour and celebrating individual beauty.

Prior to his tenure at TOM FORD BEAUTY, King held strategic and marketing roles at esteemed organizations including McKinsey & Company, Diageo, and Moët Hennessy. He holds a Master of Business Administration from The Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Virginia.

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