Paul Polman

Former CEO of Unilever

Paul Polman is best known for his decade as CEO of consumer products giant Unilever. He is now the co-founder and Chair of Imagine, a foundation whose aim is to engage business leaders around the world in embracing the UN Global Goals of addressing climate change and inequality.

"Paul is the recipient of official honours from the French, Singaporean and British governments."

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Topics

  • Business Transformation
  • Sustainable Business
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Philanthropy
  • Change Management

Languages

He presents in English .

How he presents

A highly respected professional, Paul is an intelligent and eloquent speaker who brings a refreshing edge to the world of business.

Publications

  • Net Positive: How Courageous Companies Thrive

In Detail

Prior to joining Unilever Paul served as CFO of Nestle, and before that he spent almost 30 years at Procter & Gamble, starting out as a cost analyst and rising to MD of P&G's UK division, and then taking on senior European and global roles. With Imagine, Paul and his co-founders have created an organisation that aims to focus and support business leaders and redefine business models to create companies that are both purpose driven and high performing. Paul is also Chair of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and of the International Chamber of Commerce. He also chairs The B Team, the group of business leaders established by Sir Richard Branson to gather together business efforts on sustainable and humanitarian progress.

WHAT he OFFERS YOU

Widely acclaimed for leading a culture of responsible business, sustainable practices and people-focused operations, Paul has been described as "the epitome of the 21st century CEO.

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