Business 100 - 2011

Donagh Herlihy

Donagh Herlihy/Avon Products

Donagh Herlihy is senior vice president and CIO at Avon Products, Inc. He leads an Information Technology organization of 1500 IT professionals and is responsible for IT strategy and operations globally. He reports to the chairman and CEO and is a member of the Executive Committee. His team provides the business systems and technology infrastructure supporting Avon’s business operations in more than 60 countries. Herlihy joined Avon in March 2008 from the Wrigley Company where he also was CIO. Over his 7 years there, Donagh also served successively as vice president of Human Resources and VP of Supply Chain Strategy and Planning.

Donagh holds a BS in industrial engineering from Dublin Institute of Technology & Trinity College, Dublin, and has completed the Executive Program at University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business.

He is a board member of The American Red Cross, Westchester, NY. Donagh was born in Dublin and raised in Wexford. He reflects, “My Irish upbringing left me very comfortable moving around the world, living and working in different environments.”