Unilever appoints Hein Schumacher as new CEO

Unilever appoints Hein Schumacher as new CEO: Hein Schumacher has been named the next CEO of Unilever, the company has announced. Hein will replace Alan Jope, who announced in September 2022 his intention to retire from Unilever. Hein presently serves as CEO of the global dairy and nutrition company Royal FrieslandCampina and joined Unilever’s board of directors as a non-executive director in October of last year. He will begin as Unilever CEO on 1 July 2023, after a one-month handover period.

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Career and experience: Hein Schumacher

Hein is a business leader with an excellent track record across multiple leading companies in the consumer goods industry. As CEO of Royal FrieslandCampina, an €11bn turnover business operating in over 40 countries, he has delivered significant portfolio and organisation change as part of transforming it into a more focused, growth-driven and sustainable business.

Prior to joining Royal FrieslandCampina as CFO in 2014, Hein worked for H.J. Heinz for over a decade – during a time of significant change at the company – across the US, Europe and Asia. Heinz employed him for his final four years in China, where he oversaw the turnaround of the Asia Pacific region. Hein started his finance career with Unilever before moving on to Royal Ahold NV.

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