As pressure continues to build at Avon Products Inc. and investors grow increasingly impatient, the beleaguered direct seller could have a new chief executive officer in place by its annual shareholders meeting in May.
Momentum seems to be building in the firm’s search for a new ceo, with HSN ceo Mindy Grossman continuing to dominate industry chatter about who may be the lead candidate. On Dec. 15, WWD first reported that Grossman was seen as a candidate. Other names have surfaced as well, including former Gap Inc. ceo Paul Pressler, and former Estée Lauder Cos. Inc. group president Patrick Bousquet-Chavanne, who also sits on HSN’s board. Both Grossman and Bousquet-Chavanne dismissed the talk with “no comment.”
Steve Aoki held a presentation, a runway show and outdoor concert for his men's line Dim Mak. Here's a look from his spring 2018 collection, which was titled "Paradise Found." #wwdfashion #wwdmens (📷: George Chinsee)
"It's really hard sometimes. I think I have a reputation for being really tough and aggressive and pushy but I really am a very shy person who wants to be liked, and that's the conflict constantly. There's something that takes hold - I want people to like me, I don't want to be mean - but if I see something that just cries out to be answered, I go for it," says renowned NBC News correspondent Andrea Mitchell. (📷: @axeldupeux)