Avon Brings-in Kay Nemoto as its Chief Strategy & HR Officer

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 13 February 2019, 07:07 Hrs
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Avon Brings-in Kay Nemoto as its Chief Strategy & HR Officer


Avon Products, a global leader in beauty products appointed Kay Nemoto as its SVP Chief Enablement Officer and Chief Human Resources Officer. Kay will be responsible for leading the change in management and cultural overhaul underpinning Avon’s transformation. She will also be focused on enabling Avon to be simpler and leaner, to drive accountability and to accelerate execution of Avon’s turnaround through its people.

Welcoming Kay to the team, Jan Zijderveld, CEO, says, “I'm delighted to be securing talent of Kay's calibre to power our transformation.  She has high personal accountability and drive, and a deep understanding of the role that culture plays in delivering our strategy to ‘Open Up’ Avon. What's more, she is obsessive about putting the needs of our millions of Beauty Entrepreneurs at the forefront of decisions and actions. I'm excited to see what she can do in this new role as we open up Avon to future growth”.



With an experience of over 23 years in consultancy and advisory roles including with Ernst & Young and AlixPartners, she has led team supporting turnarounds at those companies. Being a turnaround specialist, Kay has already been playing an integral role in Avon’s transformation while on secondment from Avon’s strategic partners Cerberus Operations & Advisory Company (COAC). She involved in building the strategy and plans to ‘Open Up’ Avon to growth, has sound knowledge of all areas of the business and a passion for the business model – particularly the power and potential of Avon’s Beauty Entrepreneurs worldwide.

Commenting on her new role, Kay, avers, “This is an amazing opportunity to be part of the team that drives Avon's transformation and opens up value and growth. Since working with Avon I've been astounded by the power of the iconic brand, the potential of the business model and the fantastic opportunity we have to leverage Avon's associates across the world to deliver change and future success. We'll continue to inject and leverage talent and will prioritize implementation of culture and change management to deliver growth through making our Representatives successful. When she succeeds, we succeed”.

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