Staff Reporters
Nov 7, 2018

Avon calling James Thompson after leaving Diageo

Diageo's former chief marketing and innovation officer joins Avon as chief beauty and brand officer with an "aggressive" plan to grow in APAC.

James Thompson

Industry veteran James Thompson started at Avon as chief beauty and brand officer on November 1, with major plans for Asia. He joins the UK-founded beauty and cosmetics firm after a 24-year career at Diageo and a decade at Unilever prior to that. 

During his years with Diageo Thompson spent a significant portion of time in Asia, working as CMO for Asia Pacific from Singapore for almost six years from 2007-2013, then managing...

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