Avon Appoints Group Vice President, Asia Pacific


Avon has announced that Bill Rahn will take on the role of group vice president, Asia Pacific (APAC).

In his new position, Rahn will oversee Avon's business throughout the APAC region, specifically in the ChinaIndiaMalaysiaPhilippines and Taiwan markets. 

Rahn brings with him over 30 years experience in the APAC region. His most recent role was with Herbalife where he served as SVP, managing director for APAC. During his time with Herbalife, Rahn oversaw business in Japan, Korea, TaiwanHong KongMalaysiaPhilippinesAustraliaNew ZealandThailandSingaporeIndonesia and India. Additionally, he opened up new opportunities in VietnamCambodia and Macao as part of the region's development.

Rahn is to succeed Richard Pinnock who will lead a new global sales function at Avon "to drive world-class representative satisfaction and retention."

Jan Zijderveld, CEO of Avon, said, "APAC is an attractive, high-priority region with strategic importance for Avon. I am confident that Bill's proven track record of leadership and successful building and running of APAC businesses makes him the right executive to help accelerate Avon's transformation to become a hi-tech, hi-touch, hi-impact, fast-beauty brand."

Miguel Fernandez, Global President added, "Bill's wealth of experience and the strength of his achievements leading direct selling businesses in APAC will enable him to hit the ground running, taking Avon's business in the region to the next level. Richard Pinnock and his new team will focus on building and delivering a world-class experience for our 6 million direct selling Representatives to support them in growing their businesses."  

More in Consumers & Markets