Avon recently announced it is expanding its African operations into Kenya. The company already has a strong presence in Southern and North Africa, as well as parts of Sub-Saharan Africa, including Botswana, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe. Kenya represents the biggest economy in the east Africa region. “Kenya has always been on our dream list,…

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Avon announced Karen McElhatton will take on the role of Chief Technology Officer. McElhatton brings almost two decades of international technology experience. “I am thrilled to be joining Avon at such a pivotal moment,” McElhatton says. “With a clear strategy and desire to accelerate a digital transformation, we can continue to elevate the experience for…

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Avon announce that Irving Holmes Wong has been named managing director, Asia Pacific and general manager, China. Wong will report to Angela Cretu, chief executive officer, and join the Enabling Leadership Team. Wong has over 20 years’ management experience in multinational consumer companies across Asia, across online and offline channels in both emerging and developed…

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Avon Products Inc. has launched a new brand campaign—”Watch Me Now”—calling on people to reconsider their views of the iconic company. Avon, which has been transforming women’s lives by doing beauty differently, has evolved its positioning to better reflect the Avon of today—an innovative, bold and inclusive beauty brand. Launched as Avon enters its 135th year, “Watch Me Now” is…

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Avon, Sister Brands Unite to Support Domestic Abuse Survivors During Pandemic. Cases of domestic abuse during the Covid-19 pandemic continue to rise. As part of its #IsolatedNotAlone campaign, Avon Products Inc. is uniting with its sister brands Aesop, The Body Shop and Natura to galvanize its networks and call on governments to keep domestic violence front of…

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Avon Products Inc. has launched a campaign calling on men and women worldwide to #SpeakOut and put an end to pejorative words and phrases used to silence women. Launched ahead of International Women’s day on March 8, the campaign is in response to growing evidence of a gender divide, with the World Economic Forum’s 2020…

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Avon Products Inc. recently announced its inclusion in the Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The GEI distinguishes companies setting an example to advance women in the workplace through measurement and transparency. This is the second time Avon has been selected for the GEI, which recognizes Avon’s commitment to creating opportunities for women to earn and learn.…

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Angela Cretu has been appointed Avon Products Inc.’s CEO to drive the next phase of the company’s transformation. The appointment follows the recent transaction between Avon and Natura &Co to create the world’s fourth-largest pure-play beauty company. Cretu will be responsible for business operations outside of Latin America and for the oversight of the Avon brand globally. She brings…

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Natura &Co, Avon

Natura &Co announces that it expects to close today the acquisition of Avon Products, Inc. and appoint the new senior leadership team to drive the company’s next phase of growth. The landmark transaction creates the world’s fourth-largest pure-play beauty company. According to the company press release: This marks a major new step in building a…

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Ania Jakubowski

Avon Products, Inc. recently announced that Ania Jakubowski has been appointed general manager of Poland, effective April 23. Jakubowski brings over 20 years of experience from global businesses in established and emerging markets across Europe, North America and Africa. She joins Avon from Marie Brizard Wine & Spirits, where she held the role of general manager…

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