Kapre will be responsible for driving the overall growth for Avon businesses in India
Avon announced the appointment of Jayant Kapre as the new Managing Director for Avon India. Kapre a seasoned leader with more than two decades of work experience across industries will be responsible for driving the overall growth for Avon businesses in India.
He has spent the last 10 years building profitable businesses from ground up in Indian as well as South East Asian markets. He has a successful track record of leading multinational organizations, while independently managing the complete business and P&L (Profit and Loss) responsibilities.
In his previous roles, he has worked with Unilever, Wrigley, PepsiCo & United Biscuits across business leadership roles. He is a specialist in starting up businesses and brands in new spaces, and further, has an experience in managing various go-to-market channels viz. general trade, modern trade and e-commerce.
On his new role at Avon, Jayant said, “I am truly inspired by the work Avon has been delivering over the last 130 years to economically empower women through beauty and the commitment to making a positive social, economic and environmental impact to local communities.”
“Together with a strong purpose-driven approach at heart, innovative and iconic products to meet the needs of Indian consumers and a highly capable team, I am looking forward to driving the next phase of growth for the business and contributing to its success”. He added
Jayant has done his Masters in Business Administration from IIM Ahmedabad, one of the top B-schools of India, and B.A in Economics from Hindu College, Delhi University.
For more than 130 years Avon has stood for women: providing innovative, quality beauty products which are primarily sold to women, through women. Millions of independent sales Representatives across the world sell iconic Avon brands such as Avon Color and ANEW through their social networks, building their own beauty businesses on a full- or part-time basis. Avon supports women’s empowerment, entrepreneurship and well-being and has donated over $1billion to women’s causes through Avon and the Avon Foundation. AVON is a part of Natura & Co which also includes Natura, Aesop and The Body Shop brands.
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