Jan Zijderveld

“Avon is more than a company; it's a purpose-driven movement. I am truly passionate about that purpose, our products and our business.”

Jan Zijderveld

Chief Executive Officer

Jan Zijderveld is Chief Executive Officer of Avon, and a member of the Board of Directors. He is responsible for driving long-term growth initiatives, developing earnings opportunities for women and advancing Avon as the world’s premier social seller of quality beauty products.

Jan has had an international career, driving growth and transformation across many different countries and categories. He previously served 30 years with Unilever, where he rose to a member of the Executive Committee and President of Unilever’s $14 billion European business. Prior to that he held the role of Executive Vice President in South East Asia and Australasia and Non-Executive Chairman of Unilever’s listed Indonesian business.

Originally from the Netherlands, Jan has lived in eight countries across the world, including New Zealand, where he did his business degree and became a distinguished Alumni at the University of Waikato.