Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer & eCommerce
Donagh Herlihy, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer and eCommerce, leads Avon’s information technology strategy and operations globally. He is responsible for providing all aspects of the technology infrastructure supporting Avon’s internal business operations and for connecting and enabling the business for more than 6 million Avon Representatives worldwide.
Mr. Herlihy joined Avon in March 2008 from the Wrigley Company, where he was Chief Information Officer. In his 7 years at Wrigley, he transformed IT from 30 geographically dispersed country-led organizations into a single global business unit, leveraging resources while being strategically aligned to key business drivers. He drove the transformation of Wrigley’s organization and business processes, enabled by a global implementation of SAP. He developed and implemented an IT strategic planning process with strong governance over technology investments. In addition to leading IT, Mr. Herlihy also served successively as Vice President of Human Resources and Vice President of Supply Chain Strategy and Planning.
Prior to Wrigley, Mr. Herlihy spent six years at Gillette, ultimately leading Information Technology at its Duracell subsidiary. Earlier in his career, Mr. Herlihy was based in the U.K., where he worked in manufacturing, business process reengineering and information technology in both the consumer goods and automotive sectors.
Mr. Herlihy has both a BSC and an MA in Industrial Engineering from Trinity College in Dublin, and he has completed the Executive Program at the University of Michigan, Ross School of Business.