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Avon elects Sara Mathew to board of directors

Staff writer | New York, USA | December 19, 2013
Sara MathewDecember 19, 2013, New York, USA - Avon Products, Inc. announced that it has elected Sara Mathew to the board of directors, effective January 1, 2014.
Ms. Mathew retired this year from her position as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of The Dun & Bradstreet Corporation, where she led a transformation of that company from a data provider to an innovative digital enterprise. She will continue to serve as an advisor to that company through the end of 2013, to assist with a smooth transition to the new leadership.

Ms. Mathew joined Dun & Bradstreet in 2001 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In 2005, she assumed the additional role of Head of Strategy and in January 2006 she assumed the additional role of President of the International division. In 2007, she was named President and Chief Operating Officer, and in 2010 she was named Chairman and CEO.

Prior to Dun & Bradstreet, Ms. Mathew spent nearly 20 years with The Procter & Gamble Company, where she rose through a series of successive positions in both finance and marketing, ultimately serving in the roles of CFO of the Baby Care and Paper Products businesses, and Vice President of Finance in Asia.

Ms. Mathew holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in physics, mathematics and chemistry from the University of Madras, in India, and a Masters in Business Administration from Xavier University. She is also a member of the Zurich International Advisory Council and a director of Campbell Soup Company and Freddie Mac.