Avon Names Sherilyn McCoy CEO

Former Johnson & Johnson executive succeeds Andrea Jung.

The search is over. Avon Products Inc.’s board has named Sherilyn McCoy as chief executive officer, effective April 23. She will also serve as a director on the company’s board.

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McCoy joins Avon following 30 years at Johnson & Johnson, where she reached the post of vice chairman of its Pharmaceutical, Consumer, Corporate Office of Science & Technology, and Information Technology divisions.

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As previously announced, Andrea Jung, currently Avon’s chairman and ceo, will assume the role of executive chairman once McCoy becomes ceo. McCoy will report to the company’s board.