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Esi Eggleston Bracey

Esi Eggleston Bracey was appointed Chief Growth and Marketing Officer in January 2024.

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Chief Growth and Marketing Officer

My purpose: breaking barriers and inspiring our collective greatness. My mantra is Passion Power!

Esi Eggleston Bracey, Chief Growth and Marketing Officer

Esi is responsible for leading Unilever into the next generation of marketing and maximising our opportunities for growth.

Esi joined the company in 2018 and has served as President of Unilever USA and CEO of Personal Care in North America. Prior to this, she led our $5 billion Beauty & Personal Care portfolio for North America as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer which included responsibility for our Hair, Skin Cleansing, Skin Care and Deodorant businesses with brands such as Dove, TRESemmé, Suave, Vaseline, Degree, Axe and SheaMoisture.

With decades of executive experience in consumer goods and beauty, Esi has a track record in guiding organisations to unlock growth in rapidly evolving marketplaces. She is a creative, energetic and dynamic leader who delivers impact for people, communities and the planet.

Esi believes that business can be a force for good. She is an architect of Dove’s CROWN (Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair) Coalition to help foster beauty inclusivity and eradicate hair discrimination through the CROWN Act legislation. She also champions SheaMoisture’s work with the New Voices Fund for Women of Color Entrepreneurs. Her track record in driving change via brands began early in her career when she led COVERGIRL’s pioneering work to diversify the face of beauty with disruptive ‘real beauty’ talent such as Queen Latifah, Pink, Ellen and Janelle Monáe.

Esi has been recognised as an ADCOLOR Legend, Cosmetic Executive Women Achiever, Ad Age Women to Watch, Women’s Wear Daily Marketer of the Year, Beauty Cares Dream Ball Passionate Leader, New York Matrix Honoree and more.

A native of Chicago, she graduated from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire with a BA in Engineering Sciences. Esi is married with two children, and currently lives in New York City.


  • 2024: Chief Growth and Marketing Officer at Unilever
  • 2022: President Unilever USA and CEO, Unilever Personal Care, North America
  • 2018: Joined Unilever as EVP and COO, Beauty & Personal Care, North America
  • 2017: Sabbatical
  • 2015: President, Consumer Beauty, Coty
  • 2009: SVP & General Manager, Global Cosmetics, P&G
  • 2006: VP & General Manager, North America, Color Cosmetics, P&G
  • 2003: General Manager, North America, Deodorants, P&G
  • 2000: COVERGIRL Marketing Director, North America, P&G
  • 1999: Marketing Director, North America, Skin & Personal Care, P&G
  • 1991 — 1998: Various marketing leadership roles in Fabric & Home Care, P&G
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