Fred Hassan

Managing Director & Partner, Warburg Pincus, LLC

Fred Hassan - Managing Director and Partner, Warburg Pincus, LLC

Director since 1999
Mr. Hassan was appointed Chairman of Avon’s Board of Directors in January 2013, previously serving as Lead Independent Director from February 2009 through December 2012. Mr. Hassan has been a Managing Director and Partner at Warburg Pincus LLC, a private equity firm, since January 2011 and, prior to that, he was Senior Advisor since November 2009. Mr. Hassan was Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Schering-Plough Corporation, from April 2003 to November 2009. Prior to that, Mr. Hassan served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Pharmacia Corporation since February 2001. Before assuming these roles, he had served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Pharmacia since its creation in March 2000 from the merger of Pharmacia & Upjohn, Inc. with Monsanto Company. He was President and CEO of Pharmacia & Upjohn since May 1997. Mr. Hassan previously held senior positions with Wyeth, including that of Executive Vice President and Board member. Mr. Hassan is a director of Time Warner Inc. and Chairman of Bausch & Lomb.