Pauline Brown is currently on the faculty of the Harvard Business School, where she has introduced a new interdisciplinary course called “the Business of Aesthetics.” Prior to Harvard, she had spent her entire career, acquiring, growing and leading premium global brands. Most recently, she was the Chairman of North America for LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury goods company, where she provided regional leadership for 70 brands in 5 sectors, including fashion & leather goods, perfumes & cosmetics, watches and jewelry, wines & spirits and selective retailing. Prior to LVMH, Pauline was a managing director at The Carlyle Group, where she led investments in the consumer and retail sectors. Prior to Carlyle, she was the senior vice president of corporate strategy and global business development at Avon Products, responsible for developing the company’s long-term growth strategy and driving key components of a major restructuring plan. Pauline joined Avon from The Estee Lauder Companies, where she was the vice president of corporate strategy and new business development in charge of all mergers, acquisitions and licensing efforts. Pauline began her career as a management consultant at Bain & Company. She currently sits on the boards of directors of the National Retail Federation, Parsons School of Design, and Pioneer Works Center for Art and Innovation. Pauline earned an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at The University of Pennsylvania and a B.A. from Dartmouth College and is member of the Executive Alumni Councils at both schools. She is 2008 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, and a member of the Fellowship’s board of overseers as well as the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Pauline Brown is currently on the faculty of the Harvard Business School, where she has introduced a new interdisciplinary course called "the Business of Aesthetics."