Avon Products, Inc. has announced the appointment of Colin Shenoy as Vice President for IT Transformation, effective October 15, 2018.
Shenoy will report to recently appointed Chief Digital and IT Officer, Benedetto Conversano, as part of the Digital and IT leadership team. His responsibilities will include designing and implementing a new Digital and IT organization for Avon, executing a targeted strategy to transform the Company's IT infrastructure, as well as assessing how Avon can prioritize and better manage business critical projects that will drive the Company's return to growth.
Conversano says, "I am delighted to announce Colin's appointment to this critical new position," said Benedetto. "He brings valuable expertise and a proven track-record of success implementing change and executing IT transformations across a variety of industries. I am confident in his ability to design and implement a Digital and IT organization for Avon that will not only provide the foundation for Avon's future plans, but act as an enabler of our future growth."
Conversano continues, "Colin understands deeply not only the crucial role of sound business processes, technology, and organizational structure to modern corporations, but also the unique experience of working at a company in the process of a global transformation. The management team, Digital Board and I are confident the whole organization will benefit greatly from Colin's contributions."
Shenoy says, "I am excited to join a Company that has made technology such a foundational, critical part of its turnaround strategy. I'm confident in the significant value that can be derived from driving standardization across Avon's global IT organization, and in building a strong enterprise architecture capability, while also bringing its processes into the modern era."
Shenoy brings over 25 years of experience leading and managing technology and change processes at a variety of significant international corporations, including 15 years of experience in the fast-moving consumer goods industry. He most recently served as CIO and Global Operations Director for BUPA Global, the international health insurance division of BUPA.
Prior, Shenoy served as CIO of Global Blue, a market leader in tax refund and other retail-related services for international shoppers, where he was responsible for transforming the business to handle fully digital transactions, resulting in a double digit increase in sales volume.
Previously, he served in key business services and application development roles at Reckitt-Benckiser and Procter & Gamble, among others.
Photos: (L) Colin Shenoy, LinkedIn; (R) A screenshot from Avon's website