Avon Products, Inc. appointed Brian Salsberg as senior vice president, global strategy, effective Sept. 23, 2013. He will report to Sheri McCoy, Avon's Chief Executive Officer, and will join the company's Executive Committee.
According to the company, Salsberg will be responsible for helping to define and develop the global strategic growth plan for the company. In this role, he will work in close partnership with McCoy and the senior leadership team to build the company's capabilities across strategy, market stabilization, innovation and growth. He will also work with the Executive Committee to expand the company's capabilities on key issues, including the business model of the future and optimal geographic footprint.
"As we continue our work of turning Avon around, Brian will play a key role in helping to optimize our growth strategy," said McCoy. "Brian's experience developing and leading innovation strategies with blue-chip global consumer companies in Asia and around the world will make him a great asset, and I am pleased to welcome him to the team."
Mr. Salsberg, 40, joins Avon from McKinsey & Company, Inc., where he was a partner and most recently served as a co-leader of the firm's consumer and retail practice in Asia. In that role, he advised Asia-based multinational corporations as well as international companies with Asia central to their strategy. Prior to his Asia assignment, Salsberg was a McKinsey Partner in North America, where he worked with a number of top consumer companies. He was an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, the New York-based law firm, before he joined McKinsey.
Salsberg graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Cornell University and received his Juris Doctor magna cum laude from Harvard Law School.