Pauline Brown

Senior Lecturer, Harvard Business School
Wharton alumni

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.

Past Appearances

Trendsetters: May 16, 2017

Host Pauline Brown is joined by Arianna Brown (Pauline Brown’s Daughter) and Lara Avsar (Founder, Her Little Story) on the Tuesday, May 16, 2017 edition of Trendsetters.Read More

Air Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Trendsetters: May 10, 2017

Host Pauline Brown is joined by Barbara Garris (Special Guest: Pauline Brown’s Mother) on the Wednesday, May 10, 2017 edition of Trendsetters.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Trendsetters: May 3, 2017

Host Pauline Brown is joined by Joshin Raghubar (Founder, Executive Producer; Co-Founder, iKineo Ventures; Explore Sideways) on the Wednesday, May 3, 2017 edition of Trendsetters.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Trendsetters: April 26, 2017

Host Pauline Brown is joined by David Kidder (Co-Founder, CEO; Author of “The Startup Playbook”, Bionic) on the Wednesday, April 26, 2017 edition of Trendsetters.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Trendsetters: April 19, 2017

Host Pauline Brown is joined by Joel Towers (Executive Dean; Professor of Architecture and Sustainability, Parsons School of Design) and Lucy Jones (Fashion Designer, NYC) on the Wednesday, April 19, 2017 edition of Trendsetters.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Trendsetters: April 12, 2017

Host Pauline Brown is joined by Rossano Ferretti (Preeminent hair stylist; Salon owner; Entrepreneur) on the Wednesday, April 12, 2017 edition of Trendsetters.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Trendsetters: April 5, 2017

Host Pauline Brown is joined by Steve Platt (CEO, Icelandic Provisions), Nir Liberboim (Co-Founder, Managing Partner, DGNL Ventures), and Brian Rudolph (Co-Founder, Banza) on the Wednesday, April 5, 2017 edition of Trendsetters.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Trendsetters: March 29, 2017

Host Pauline Brown is joined by Faith Popcorn (Founder, CEO, Faith Popcorn’s BrainReserve) on the Wednesday, March 29, 2017 edition of Trendsetters.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Trendsetters: March 22, 2017

Host Pauline Brown is joined by Leslie Ghize (Executive Vice President; Senior Vice President, TOBE; The Doneger Group) on the Wednesday, March 22, 2017 edition of Trendsetters.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Trendsetters: March 15, 2017

Host Pauline Brown is joined by Pamala Rogers (Director, Pure Vision Arts) on the Wednesday, March 15, 2017 edition of Trendsetters.Read More

Air Date: Wednesday, March 15, 2017

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Host Pauline Brown is joined by Erin Kleinberg (Co-Founder, Métier Creative) and Stacie Brockman (Co-Founder, Métier Creative) on the Wednesday, May 17, 2017 edition of Trendsetters.

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