James Thompson

“At Avon our values – belief, integrity, respect, trust and humility – sit at the heart of the company and everything we do.”

James Thompson

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer

James Thompson is our General Counsel and Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer. He joined Avon in 2017.

Before joining Avon, James served nine years as the Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary to Chiquita Brands International, Inc, one of the world’s most iconic fresh fruit companies.

Prior to Chiquita, James served as the Group Vice President and General Counsel to McLeodUSA, a publicly-traded telecommunications company and as Director, International Legal to Alticor, the parent company of Amway, a global direct selling company. His earlier experience includes significant U.S. and international antitrust and corporate work at the law firm Jones Day. Before joining Jones Day James completed a stage as a référendaire at the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and at the Legal Services of the European Commission in Brussels.

James son holds a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of Michigan Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Michigan.

He has been named one of “America’s Top General Counsel” by Corporate Board Member and FTI Consulting.