Paul Polman

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"Paul began his career at Procter & Gamble in 1979, with finance assignments in Belgium, the Netherlands and France, leading to associate finance director. He subsequently held a variety of senior positions within the company including category manager and marketing director France, vice-president and general manager Iberia, vice-president and managing director UK, and president Global Fabric Care. He was appointed group president Europe and officer of the Procter & Gamble Company in 2001.

"Prior to joining Unilever, Paul was chief financial officer of Nestlé S.A. from January 2006 as well as executive vice president for the Americas from February 2008.

"Paul serves as President of the Kilimanjaro Blind trust and Chairman of Perkins International Advisory Board. He is a member of the European Round Table, The International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. On the Board of the Consumer Goods Forum he co-chairs the Board Strategy and also the Sustainability Committees. He is a Trustee of both the Leverhulme Trust and Asia House, a former board member of Alcon and, since February 2010, a non-executive director of The Dow Chemical Company." [1]

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