Avon Products Inc. announced the appointment of Nilesh Patel as Senior Vice President and President, Asia Pacific Region.
Patel will report to Sheri McCoy, Avon's CEO, and will join the company's Executive Committee.
will oversee all of Avon's Asia Pacific business.
In this role, he
will be responsible for stabilizing the market and strengthening and growing the Avon business throughout the region.
Patel joins Avon following a 26-year career with the Heinz Company, where he served in various roles.
acquired deep experience across multiple functions from supply chain management to marketing, and built a solid record of success, most notably in emerging Asian markets such as Indonesia and India.
Most recently, Patel served as President, Director and Regional CEO of the Heinz ASEAN Region, where he oversaw business in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Vietnam and Thailand.
The position was an expansion of his
role as head of Heinz ABC Business
in Indonesia, where Patel
has been credited with turning around the business and more than doubling revenues over a five-year period.