Bridge Growth appoints Estee Lauder’s Langhammer to strategic advisory board

Bridge Growth Partners LLC has added Fred H. Langhammer to its strategic advisory board. Langhammer is the chairman of global affairs for The Estee Lauder Companies.

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New York, May 26, 2015 – Bridge Growth Partners, LLC today announced that Fred H. Langhammer, Chairman, Global Affairs, of The Estee Lauder Companies, has joined Bridge Growth Partners’ strategic advisory board.

“We are delighted to welcome Fred to our strategic advisory board,” said Alok Singh, co-founder and Managing Principal of Bridge Growth Partners. “Fred is a trusted advisor with an unmatched global perspective, anchored by a career that has been spent in equal parts over the years in Asia, Europe and North America. His experience in building exceptional organizations with winning cultures will be of tremendous value to Bridge Growth and our investors as we continue to develop and grow our firm.”

“I have personally observed the impressive history and trajectory of accomplishments that the founders of Bridge Growth have under their belts,” said Mr. Langhammer. “I am confident that the Bridge Growth leadership team embodies the right vision and the right values for sustained success, and I look forward to actively contributing to that effort through my role on their advisory board.”

Mr. Langhammer brings over 40 years of experience building global businesses for Estee Lauder and serving as a Director for other leading global companies. Prior to being named Chairman, Global Affairs, Mr. Langhammer was Chief Executive Officer of The Estee Lauder Companies from 2000 to 2004. Since he joined The Estee Lauder Companies in 1975, Mr. Langhammer has served as the Company’s President, Chief Operating Officer, and Managing Director of the Company’s operations in Japan, among other roles. He was formerly a Director of Central European Media Enterprises, Ltd., a Director of The Shinsei Bank Limited, a Director of The Gillette Company and a Director of AIG. Mr. Langhammer has been a Director of the Walt Disney Company since 2005. He also serves as Chairman Emeritus of the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University and is a Senior Fellow of the Foreign Policy Association and a Member of the Trilateral Commission.

Other members of Bridge Growth’s strategic advisory board include Joe Tucci, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of EMC Corporation and Chairman of VMware; The Honourable John Manley, Chairman of CIBC, Chief Executive Officer of the Canadian Council of Chief Executives and former Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister of Canada; The Honorable Tom Ridge, former Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and former Governor of Pennsylvania; Phil Scanlan, former Australian Consul-General in New York; Myron Trepper, former Co-Chairman of Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP; and Ambassador Steven J. Green, former Ambassador to the Republic of Singapore.

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Bridge Growth Partners, LLC brings together significant investment, financial, operating and strategic business building expertise and talent for the purpose of investing in carefully selected, growing and important segments of the technology and financial services sectors. For more information visit www.bridgegrowthpartners.com.