Fabrizio Freda, CEO of Estée Lauder, is the guest of the fourth of a series of events which focus on the excellence of Italian human capital and personal success stories by presenting Italian top managers holding important positions in global companies. He will be in conversation with Maria Teresa Cometto, journalist. Fabrizio Freda has been the Chief Executive Officer and Director of The Estée Lauder Companies Inc since July 1, 2009. Mr. Freda has been the President at The Estée Lauder Companies since March 2008. Mr. Freda is also an Independent Director of BlackRock, Inc. since October 2012. Previously, he served as the Estée Lauder’s President and Chief Operating Officer from 2008 to July 2009. Prior to this, Mr. Freda held various senior positions at Procter & Gamble Company over the span of 20 years. From 1986 to 1988, he directed marketing and strategic planning at Gucci SpA. Mr. Freda’s extensive experience in product strategy, innovation and global branding brings valuable insights to the Board. Fabrizio Freda grew up in Naples, his father, Domenico, founded and ran a global construction company that operated throughout Italy, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. When he was 15, Freda started traveling with his father, consulting with him on what areas to develop and why. He received a Business Administration Degree in Economics from University of Naples in March 1981.