Global News | Oct 15, 2020
Irving-Holmes Wong names Managing Director Asia Pacific and General Manager, China
We are delighted to announce that Irving-Holmes Wong has been named Managing Director, Asia Pacific and General Manager, China, reporting to Angela Cretu, Chief Executive Officer, and joining the Enabling Leadership Team.
Irving has over 20 years’ management experience in multinational consumer companies across Asia, across online and offline channels in both emerging and developed markets. He has a deep understanding of the beauty and lifestyle sectors having previously worked for Revlon, L’Oréal, Burt’s Bees and Johnson & Johnson in senior leadership roles.
Irving joins us from Bacardi-Martini Asia-Pacific Ltd., where he was most recently Managing Director, Greater China, growing their business year over year, through a strategy focused on portfolio, channel management and through revitalising the culture of the team.
Angela Cretu said, “China and the whole Asia Pacific market are extremely important for us, and we see significant growth opportunities and untapped synergies as part of the Natura &Co family. Irving is a purpose-driven leader who brings outstanding professional value and a deep understanding of the region. I am confident that Irving and the Asia Pacific team will unleash the potential of this region and capture the growth opportunities with a locally relevant Open Up and Grow strategy, tailored to meet their consumers’ needs.”
“I am thrilled to join Avon and Natura &Co,” explains Irving. “I am excited about the opportunity to accelerate Avon’s strategy and purpose in Asia Pacific and build on the high brand awareness to reach more representatives and consumers. I deeply admire the values of Avon and Natura &Co and the impact we can have on our people and the betterment of our planet. I look forward to working with the team and together advancing Avon’s transformation.”