Roberto Canevari

EVP, Global Supply Chain at The Estée Lauder Companies

About

As executive vice president, global supply chain, Canevari oversees the company’s global supply chain operations, including end-to-end procurement, manufacturing, planning, quality assurance and logistics for ELC’s diverse brand portfolio across all channels and geographies.


He works to develop and implement innovative strategies and solutions to meet and exceed the demands of the company’s global consumers, while partnering closely with brand and function leaders to leverage emerging trends, drive innovation and continuously improve processes.


Additionally, building on the company’s long-term relationships with global suppliers, Canevari’s focus includes strengthening and strategically evolving partnership models, prioritizing safety, sustainability, and responsible sourcing.


Canevari has held supply chain leadership roles across a variety of industries. He most recently served as Unilever PLC’s executive vice president of supply chain, Europe, where he oversaw end-to-end supply chain operations for the company’s European business.


Prior to that, Canevari was chief supply chain officer at Burberry Group PLC for nearly seven years. Among his key achievements at Burberry, Canevari led the improvement of service-to-consumer KPIs and continuously elevated product quality, while improving cost performance to meet margin targets. He also played a significant role in Burberry’s Responsibility and Sustainability agenda, helping lead the company to be consistently listed at the top of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for their industry globally.


Prior to his time with Burberry, Canevari served in executive supply chain roles of increasing responsibility at several high-profile global companies, including as group supply chain executive director at Carrefour SA. He also spent a number of years at Nestlé.


Originally from Italy, Canevari holds a degree in Industrial Engineering from the Politecnico of Milan. He is currently a member of the Executive Advisory Board of Gartner Supply Chain. He has also held leadership roles at SOS-Logistica, an association working to promote sustainability and safety initiatives across logistics and supply chain processes.

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  • EVP, Global Supply Chain

    May, 2021 - present

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