March Chapter Meeting
Guest Speaker: Ida Wong – Vice President, Global Product Development - Skincare, Clinique
Topic: Ida will be sharing her insights into her current role in product development, what is unique about it and the benefits of creating products that resonate better with the consumer. Ida has been instrumental in delivering ground breaking innovations for the Clinique brand spanning her tenure with The Estee Lauder Companies. She will share how those ideas evolved from concepts into products and provide her perspective on different positions she has held throughout her career in our industry.
BIO: Ida Wong, Vice President, Global Product Development - Skincare, Clinique, is responsible for the strategy and development of skin care products for Clinique worldwide. In this role, she continually drives competitive advantage and newness across numerous key regional and global skin care franchises.
Prior to returning back to Clinique in New York, Ida was the Vice President of Product Development- Skin Care, Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. Ms. Wong joined the Estée Lauder Companies in 2002. Prior her role in Asia, Ms. Wong was Executive Director of Product Development Treatment, responsible for the development of Clinique skin care products globally. In this role, she was instrumental in developing the Even Better Franchise and continued to grow the category by spearheading the launch of key products including the successful Even Better Clinical Dark Spot Corrector & Optimizer and Even Better Essence Lotion. Ms. Wong has also helped develop numerous other top sellers such as Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief, Moisture CC Cream Hydrating Colour Corrector SPF 30, and Turnaround Revitalizing Serum. Most recently, she was pivotal in developing Fresh Pressed Daily Booster with Pure Vitamin C 10%, Pep-StartTM Eye Cream, and Clinique Smart Custom-Repair Serum.
Prior to joining Product Development, Ms. Wong was a Development Chemist at The Estée Lauder Companies Laboratories where she was responsible for color formulations in foundations and mascaras.
Born and raised in New York, Ms. Wong holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from SUNY Stonybrook, a MBA from Dowling College and a Masters in Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing Management from the Fashion Institute of Technology.
DATE: Thursday May 16th, 2019
WHERE: North Port Yacht Club, 11 Bluff Point Rd, Northport, NY 11768
Cocktails: 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Chair Remarks/Dinner: 6:30PM
Closing Remarks: 8:30PM
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