Unilever executive (UEx)

The Unilever executive (UEx) is responsible for managing profit and loss, and delivering growth across our regions, categories and functions.

Paul Polman

Paul Polman – Chief Executive Officer

Paul Polman, Chief Executive Officer, was appointed an Executive Director to the Boards of Unilever PLC and Unilever NV in October 2008, the first time an external candidate was chosen for the role.

Douglas Anderson Baillie

Douglas Anderson Baillie – President of Western Europe

Douglas Baillie is a British national, born (1955) and educated in Zimbabwe. Doug graduated from the University of Natal with majors in Business Finance, Marketing and Business Administration and joined Unilever South Africa in 1978.

Professor Geneviève Berger

Professor Geneviève Berger – Chief Research & Development Officer

Geneviève Berger was educated in physics and medicine, and holds three doctorates: a PhD in Physics, a PhD in Human Biology and a Medical Doctorate.

Jean-Marc Huet

Jean-Marc Huët - Chief Financial Officer

Jean-Marc Huët joined Unilever in February 2010 as Chief Financial Officer.

Dave Lewis

Dave Lewis - President, Personal Care

Dave Lewis has had a long career at Unilever, starting in 1987 and moving through different roles in home and personal care in Europe, South America and Asia.

Harish Manwani

Harish Manwani – Chief Operating Officer

Harish Manwani is an honours graduate from Mumbai University and has a master's degree in management studies. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Michael B. Polk

Michael B. Polk – President Global Foods, Home & Personal Care

Michael Polk serves on the Executive Board (UEx) of Unilever. He was appointed President, Global Foods, Home and Personal Care in June 2010.

Pier Luigi

Pier Luigi Sigismondi - Chief Supply Chain Officer

Pier Luigi Sigismondi was appointed Chief Supply Chain Officer and a member of the Unilever Executive in September 2009. An Italian national, he holds a Masters in Industrial & Systems Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia.

Keith Weed

Keith Weed - Chief Marketing & Communication Officer

Keith Weed began his career with Michelin and joined Unilever in 1983, moving on to senior positions in France and the USA and global roles. He holds a first-class degree in engineering from the University of Liverpool.