• Unilever's New CEO Can Clear Out the Kitchen

    13 days ago - By Washington Post

    Paul Polman only belatedly started shrinking the food division. His successor, Alan Jope, is well placed to ditch it.
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  • Unilever's Socially-Minded CEO Paul Polman Is Retiring. Meet His Replacement

    Unilever's Socially-Minded CEO Paul Polman Is Retiring. Meet His Replacement

    13 days ago - By Fortune

    Unilever named personal-care head Alan Jope to succeed Paul Polman as chief executive officer, choosing a safe pair of hands to lead the consumer-goods giant after a turbulent period.
    Jope, 54, represents continuity at the maker of Dove soap and Ben & Jerry's ice cream. He takes over after Polman, who is 62, fended off an unwanted takeover bid from Kraft Heinz Co. and backed down on a plan to consolidate the Anglo-Dutch company's headquarters in Rotterdam.
    The shares rose as much as 0.6% early Thursday in Amsterdam and are up about 5% for the year.
    The appointment of Jope, who's sought to...
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  • Unilever CEO Polman to retire, replaced by beauty head Jope

    13 days ago - By Reuters

    Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever said its CEO Paul Polman was retiring, less than two months after a damaging row with shareholders, and would be replaced by the head of its beauty unit Alan Jope from January 1.
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