Unilever appoints new CFO
Unilever today announced that Jean-Marc Huet will join the company as Chief Financial Officer.
Jean-Marc Huet to join in New Year
Huet, 40, currently Chief Financial Officer at Bristol-Myers Squibb, will join the business on 1st January 2010. He will be proposed for election to the boards of Unilever NV and PLC at the Annual General Meetings in May 2010.
Paul Polman, Unilever Chief Executive said “We are delighted to have attracted a candidate of Jean-Marc’s talent and experience. He joins Unilever at an exciting time. His background and expertise will be important in helping us realise the growth ambitions we have for the future.”
Michael Treschow, Unilever Chairman said, “I am extremely pleased to welcome Jean-Marc to Unilever. His experience in the corporate and financial world will be a great asset to the business.” Mr Huet said “I’m delighted to be joining Unilever. Paul Polman has set an ambitious vision for the company and I’m looking forward enormously to the challenge.”
Notes to Editors:
Under Unilever’s governance, Board appointments can only be made by shareholders at a General Meeting.
Mr Huet has held his current CFO position at Bristol-Myers Squibb since March 2008
Previously, he held the CFO role for Royal Numico N.V., and was executive director of Investment Banking Services at Goldman Sachs International.
Mr Huet holds an MBA from INSEAD, France.
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