12 Facts About Andrea Jung


Andrea Jung received the 2010 Clinton Global Citizen Award for her leadership of the Avon Foundation for Women and other public-private partnerships to end violence against women and to stem the breast cancer epidemic.


Andrea Jung was born in Toronto, Ontario in 1958 and raised in Wellesley, Massachusetts.


Andrea Jung's father is a Hong Kong-born retired architect, formerly a partner at TRO Andrea Jung Brannen, who taught at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


Andrea Jung was executive vice president of Neiman Marcus, responsible for all of women's apparel, accessories, and cosmetics.


Andrea Jung joined Avon Products, Inc in 1994 as the company's president in its product marketing group.


Andrea Jung then became president and chief operating officer, with responsibility for all business units of Avon worldwide.


Andrea Jung has been on the company's board of directors since 1998.


In November 1999, Andrea Jung was promoted to chairman of the board and chief executive officer.


In December 2011, Avon announced that it had initiated a search for a new chief executive with Andrea Jung helping to choose her replacement and continuing as chairman of the board for the next two years.


Andrea Jung was named one of Forbes magazine's 100 Most powerful women in 2004.


In 2014, Andrea Jung became president and chief executive officer of a non-profit organization, Grameen America.


Andrea Jung has two children, an adopted son James "Jamie" Gould with her ex-husband Gould, and a daughter Lauren Christensen from her first marriage.