Pauline Brown served as the chairman of North America for the world’s leading luxury goods company, LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton, where she provided regional leadership for about 70 brands in five sectors. Prior to LVMH, Pauline was a partner at the world’s leading private equity firm, where she specialized in buyouts in the consumer and retail sectors. Earlier in her career, she held senior executive positions at leading global cosmetics companies, including Estee Lauder and Avon. In 2016, Pauline left the corporate arena for academia, joining the faculty of the Harvard Business School, where she designed and taught a new interdisciplinary course called “The Business of Aesthetics.”
Since 2008, Pauline has been a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and, in 2013, she joined the board of the Henry Crown Program. She also currently sits on the board of the Parsons School of Design and previously served on the boards of the National Retail Federation, Cosmetic Executive Women and Fashion Group International. She received an MBA from the Wharton School and a BA from Dartmouth College and is a member of Wharton’s Executive Alumni Board. She lives in New York along with her two children.