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Sheri McCoy      

Former CEO of Avon Products & Former Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee at Johnson & Johnson

Sheri McCoy is former Chief Executive Officer and Director of Avon Products, Inc. Prior to Avon, Ms. McCoy had a distinguished 30-year career at Johnson & Johnson serving as Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee, responsible for the Pharmaceutical and Consumer business segments that represented more than 60 percent of the company’s revenues. Ms. McCoy joined Johnson & Johnson as a scientist in research and development and subsequently managed businesses in every major product sector, including consumer, prescription medicines, and medical devices, where she held roles including Worldwide Chairman, Pharmaceuticals Group and Worldwide Chairman, Surgical Care Group. Ms. McCoy has experience in mergers and acquisitions and management of complex global structures.

Sheri serves on the boards of AstraZeneca PLC, a global, science-led biopharmaceutical business; Certara, a private company focused on modeling and simulation in drug development and regulatory sciences; Catalyst, a global non-profit that helps build workplaces that work for women; and Stonehill College. She will also be joining the board of Stryker Corporation in May 2018.

Ms. McCoy holds a Bachelor of Science degree in textile chemistry from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, a Master’s degree in chemical engineering from Princeton University, and an MBA from Rutgers University. She holds four US patents, and she has been on Fortune magazine’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” list.


Avon Products climbs higher after profits beat Street expectations

Sheri McCoy, CEO of Avon. Shares of Avon Products jumped 14 percent Tuesday after the cosmetics company beat Wall Street expectations for quarterly  ...

In complete makeover, Avon pins hopes on foreign consumers ...

Avon (AVP) CEO Sheri McCoy faces a daunting task: making the 130-year-old direct seller of beauty products attractive in the eyes of investors. One step in that  ...

Deal Gives Avon CEO Sheri McCoy a Chance to Revamp

In the spring, Avon Products Inc. began a strategic review of its business and this week, Chief Executive Sheri McCoy got her deal—one in which the beauty company will sell most of its money-losing North American business...

Sheri McCoy Named Commencement Speaker

Sheri S. McCoy, the chief executive officer and a director of Avon Products, will deliver the keynote address at Stonehill College’s 62nd Commencement on Sunday, May 19. McCoy, who serves on Stonehill’s Board of Trustees, joined Avon after a distinguished 30-year career at Johnson & Johnson. She will be joined by Northeast Utilities CEO Thomas J. May ’69 and his wife Donna M. (Jermyn) May ’70 as well as President of St. Edward’s University Dr. George E. Martin as honorary degree recipients. Frances Walsh ’13 will deliver the student address...

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