Avon Products recently announced that Dronacharya Chakraborty has been appointed General Manager, India. This is effective immediately. Mr. Chakraborty will report to Global Vice President, Asia Pacific Bill Rahn.
Mr. Chakraborty’s appointment is part of Avon’s strategy to drive growth and better capture the vast opportunities in India. He brings 20 years of experience in direct selling and in the personal care industry.
“We are delighted to welcome a proven leader of Drona’s caliber to our Asia Pacific team,” commented Jan Zijderveld, Chief Executive Officer of Avon. “In addition to expertise in our categories and strong track record in direct selling, Drona brings a deep understanding of and familiarity with the large and growing Indian market. I’m confident he’ll be an asset to the team as we work to strengthen our capabilities to ensure we deliver on our plans for growth in the region.”
“I am excited to join Avon to work with Bill and his team to advance expansion and growth in the Asia-Pacific region,” said Chakraborty. “Avon’s strong brand recognition represents a compelling opportunity, both globally and in the vibrant Indian market. Having spent a majority of my career in the direct selling industry, I believe strongly in the value proposition of the model and its relevance in emerging economies. I look forward to working with the team to capture these opportunities.”