Avon announce that Irving Holmes Wong has been named managing director, Asia Pacific and general manager, China.
Wong will report to Angela Cretu, chief executive officer, and join the Enabling Leadership Team.
Wong has over 20 years’ management experience in multinational consumer companies across Asia, across online and offline channels in both emerging and developed markets. He has a deep understanding of the beauty and lifestyle sectors having previously worked for Revlon, L’Oréal, Burt’s Bees and Johnson & Johnson in senior leadership roles.
Wong joins Avon from Bacardi-Martini Asia-Pacific Ltd., where he was most recently managing director, Greater China.
“China and the whole Asia Pacific market are extremely important for us, and we see significant growth opportunities and untapped synergies as part of the Natura &Co family,” said Cretu. “Irving is a purpose-driven leader who brings outstanding professional value and a deep understanding of the region. I am confident that Irving and the Asia-Pacific team will unleash the potential of this region and capture the growth opportunities with a locally relevant Open Up and Grow strategy, tailored to meet their consumers’ needs.”
“I am thrilled to join Avon and Natura &Co,” said Wong. “I am excited about the opportunity to accelerate Avon’s strategy and purpose in Asia Pacific and build on the high brand awareness to reach more representatives and consumers. I deeply admire the values of Avon and Natura &Co and the impact we can have on our people and the betterment of our planet. I look forward to working with the team and together advancing Avon’s transformation.”