Ronald S. Lauder, Co-Chairman of the ADDF, is Chairman of Clinique Laboratories, LLC (a cosmetics brand of The Estée Lauder Companies). Mr. Lauder also is Chairman of Central European Media Enterprises, Ltd., a leading television broadcast company in Central Eastern Europe, which he founded in 1994. He is the founder and Chairman of RWL Water Group, which focuses on water, wastewater and energy recovery.
A noted philanthropist and active leader in many civic, cultural and Jewish causes, Mr. Lauder is Chairman of the Jewish National Fund and President of the World Jewish Congress. Following his service as the United States Ambassador to Austria from 1986 to 1987, he established The Ronald S. Lauder Foundation, dedicated to rebuilding Jewish communities in Central and Eastern Europe devastated by the Holocaust. Mr. Lauder is a renowned art collector and is President of Neue Galerie New York, a museum devoted to early twentieth-century German and Austrian art and design, which he founded in 2001.