Apple on Monday announced that Andrea Jung, chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Avon Products, was elected to Apple’s board of directors.
Jung has extensive marketing and senior management experience at Avon; she was elected president of global marketing in 1996 and has been CEO since 1999. She’s a Princeton graduate who’s fluent in Mandarin, and was the first woman elected chair of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association, in March 2001. Prior to her Avon experience was an executive vice president at premium retailer Neiman Marcus and a senior vice president for I. Magnin.
Jung is now the eighth member of Apple’s board; she’s also the only female on the board. In announcing her appointment, Apple CEO Steve Jobs spoke about her strong leadership and marketing background.
“Andrea will be our eighth board member, and I think she will add a new dimension to our already lively board discussions,” said Jobs.
In addition to sitting on Apple’s board of directors, Jung is a member of the New York Presbyterian Hospital board of trustees, the board of directors of General Electric and the Catalyst board of directors.