Ronald Lauder '61
Ronald Lauder is a businessman, philanthropist and diplomat who currently serves as President of the Ronald Lauder Foundation and Chairman of Clinique Laboratories.
Lauder joined the Estée Lauder Companies in 1964 after graduating from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He became General Manager of Clinique in 1985 and ascended to his current role as Chairman in 1994.
Lauder has also held several critical positions in government. After serving as a Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense from 1983-1986, Lauder was nominated by President Reagan for the ambassadorship to Austria, where he served from 1986-1987.
After completing his diplomatic duties, Lauder founded the Ronald Lauder Foundation, an organization dedicated to creating schools, summer camps and community centers for Jewish children in 15 countries across Europe.
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