Paul Polman is the CEO of Unilever and next to leading the company he is also greatly involved in sustainable development matters and other good causes. If you are interested in his work you should also consider following him on Twitter.
- 1956: Born in Enschede, Netherlands, son of a tyre company executive father and a former schoolteacher mother
- 1977: Bachelor of Business Administration, University of Groningen
- 1979: Master of Arts in Economics, University of Cincinnati
- 1979: Master of Business Administration in Finance and International Marketing, University of Cincinnati
- 1979: Cost Analyst at Procter & Gamble
- 1995: President of Global Fabric Care at Procter & Gamble
- 2001: Group President Europe and Officer at Procter & Gamble
- 2006: CFO at Nestlé S.A.
- 2007: Named by Investor Magazine as CFO of the Year
- 2008: Exec. Vice President and Zone Director for the Americas at Nestlé S.A.
- 2008: Exec. Director to the Boards of Unilever PLC and Unilever N.V.
- 2009: CEO at Unilever and member of the Unilever Leadership Executive
- 2010: Non-Exec Director at Dow Chemical Company
- 2013: Receiving WWF’s Duke of Edinburgh Gold Conservation Medal
- 2013: Receiving Centre for Global Development’s Commitment to Development Ideas in Action Award
- 2014: Receiving Rainforest Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award
- 2014: Receiving UN Foundation’s Champion for Global Change Award
- 2015: Receiving Oslo Business for Peace Award
- 2015: Receiving UN Environment Programme’s Champion of the Earth Award
Member of miscellaneous councils and committees for good causes without known joining date:
- World Economic Forum
- The B Team
- World Business School Council for Sustainable Business
- The Consumer Goods Forum
- United Nations Global Compact
- Global Taskforce for Scaling Up Nutrition
- One Young World
- B-20 Food Security Task Force
Photo credit: World Economic Forum