Points to Remember:
- Unilever named non-executive director Nils Andersen as its new chairman, to utilise his deep experience across consumer goods and logistics industries to help the Dove soap maker navigate a dip in emerging market sales growth and fix its foods business.
- Andersen will replace Marijn Dekkers, who is standing down after more than three years as chairman, to focus on his responsibilities as founder and chairman of investment and advisory firm Novalis LifeSciences, the company said in a statement.
- Dekkers will remain on the board as non-executive director.
- Andersen, who was appointed non-executive director of Unilever in 2015, will support chief executive Alan Jope at a time when India and China, two of the company’s biggest markets, are showing signs of slowdown.
- Unilever is a British-Dutch transnational consumer goods company co-headquartered in London, United Kingdom, and Rotterdam, Netherlands. Its products include food and beverages (about 40 percent of its revenue), cleaning agents, beauty products, and personal care products. It is Europe’s seventh most valuable company
- Chairman: Nils Andersen
- CEO: Alan Jope
- CFO: Graeme Pitkethly
Important Possible questions based on above News:
- Who has been appointed as the new chairman of Unilever? Nils Andersen
- Who is the current CEO of Unilever? Alan Jope