Prior to serving in this role, Agarwal also held multiple executive positions at Unilever.
This newest appointment comes soon after Avon announced its "Open Up Avon" strategy in September, which focuses on revamping the company's brand image, digital presence, and operations in order to achieve long-term company growth.
"[We] look forward to the expertise and insights [Agarwal] brings from having overseen large, complex supply chains of consumer goods organizations," said Zijderveld. "Our supply chain transformation [...] is central to our efforts to 'Open Up' Avon. I'm confident that Vikram's experience in emerging and fast-changing markets as well as in transformational agendas make him well suited to lead a revitalized supply chain team in continuing to drive improvements in service quality and representative satisfaction, as well as ensuring that our global operational structure is operating as efficiently and effectively as possible."
As Agarwal enters Avon, the company also announced that Susan Ormiston, senior vice president of human resources will be leaving in January of 2019 to pursue an opportunity outside Avon.