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Paul Polman

Paul Polman Chief Executive Officer

Paul Polman has been CEO of Unilever since January 2009. Under his leadership Unilever has an ambitious vision to fully decouple its growth from overall environmental footprint and increase its positive social impact through the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan.

David Blanchard

David Blanchard Chief R&D Officer

David was appointed Chief R&D Officer in April 2014 and has been a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive since January 2013.

Alan Jope

Alan Jope President, Beauty & Personal Care

Alan was appointed President of Unilever’s Personal Care business in September 2014. The name of the Division changed in 2018 to Beauty & Personal Care. He has been a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive since November 2011.

Kees Kruythoff

Kees Kruythoff President, Home Care

Kees was appointed President of Unilever’s Home Care business in January 2018 and has been a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive since November 2011.

Leena Nair

Leena Nair Chief HR Officer

Leena was appointed Chief Human Resources Officer and a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive in March 2016.

Nitin Paranjpe

Nitin Paranjpe President, Foods and Refreshment

Nitin was appointed as President of the Foods & Refreshment Division per 1st January 2018. In this role he is responsible for growing Unilever’s Ice Cream, Tea and Foods categories, including Unilever Food Solutions.

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