Fernando Acosta is Senior Vice President and President, North Latin America and Andean Cluster, responsible for half of Avon's overall operations in Latin America, the company's largest region. In addition, he is Head of Global Brand Marketing, leading continuing efforts to elevate the Avon brand. He assumed his current position in 2014. Mr. Acosta also serves on the Executive Committee.
Mr. Acosta joined Avon in 2011 as Senior Vice President and President of Latin America after 19 years at Unilever, where he advanced through a series of senior operating positions with increasing responsibility in Latin America, Europe, Asia and the United States. While at Unilever, he oversaw some of the company's most prominent brands.
Most recently, Mr. Acosta served as Senior Vice President for Unilever in the Middle Americas, in charge of the company's personal care, home care, food and beverages businesses across nine Latin American countries. From 2008 to 2010, he was Senior Vice President for Unilever's Skincare and Cleansing businesses in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Turkey. Prior to that, he was Senior Vice President, Dove Brand-Global.
A native Argentinean, Mr. Acosta began his career with Unilever after earning a bachelor's degree in engineering as well as a graduate degree in Industrial Engineering from Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires.