Avon appoints former Novartis lawyer as general counsel

Jeff Benjamin brings 40 years of experience in litigation and compliance matters to the beauty company

Avon Products Inc. has named Jeff Benjamin as senior vice president and general counsel, replacing Kim Rucker, who left the beauty company for Kraft Foods Inc. in July.

From 1986 until his 2011 retirement, Benjamin held various legal positions at Novartis Corp. and its predecessor company, Ciba-Geigy Corp. For 13 of his 15 years with Novartis, he also served as chief ethics and compliance officer and chair of the ethics and compliance committee.

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