Andrea Jung, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Avon Products, is responsible for developing and executing all of the companyâ€™s long-term growth strategies, launching new brand initiatives, developing earnings opportunities for women worldwide, and defining Avon as the premier direct seller of beauty products.
Before joining Avon, Ms. Jung was Executive Vice President at Neiman Marcus from 1991 to 1993, responsible for accessories, cosmetics and womenâ€™s, intimate and childrenâ€™s apparel. Prior to that, she was Senior Vice President, General Merchandising Manager, at I. Magnin from 1987 to 1991.
Ms. Jung became the first woman elected chair of the Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association in March 2001, a role she held until early 2005. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the General Electric Company and Apple, Inc. and is a member of the New York Presbyterian Hospital Board of Trustees and the Catalyst Board of Directors.
In 2007, Ms. Jung was ranked #9 on Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Businessâ€ list, which she has been on since the listâ€™s inception. She has been ranked on The Wall Street Journalâ€™s “50 Women to Watch,â€ since 2004, and was one of only 18 executives included in U.S News & World Reportâ€™s â€œAmericaâ€™s Best Leaders 2007.â€
Ms. Jung is a magna cum laude graduate of Princeton University and is fluent in Chinese (Mandarin).