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Jayant Kapre joins Avon as Managing Director for India

In his previous roles, he has worked with Unilever, Wrigley, PepsiCo and United Biscuits across business leadership roles

Jayant Kapre

Avon has announced the appointment of Jayant Kapre as the new Managing Director for Avon India. In his new role, Kapre will be responsible for driving the overall growth for Avon businesses in India.

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Kapre is a seasoned leader with more than two decades of work experience across industries. He has spent the last 10 years building profitable businesses from ground up in Indian as well as South East Asian markets. Kapre has a successful track record of leading multinational organisations, while independently managing the complete business and P&L (Profit and Loss) responsibilities.

In his previous roles, he has worked with Unilever, Wrigley, PepsiCo and 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.

Commenting on his new role at Avon, Kapre 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.”

Kapre 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.

Avon provides innovative, quality beauty products 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 is a part of Natura & Co, which also includes Natura, Aesop and The Body Shop brands.  

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