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Replacement of Unilever's CEO not related to shareholder row: Chairman

Unilever said that Polman was retiring and would be succeeded in January by Alan Jope

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The replacement of Unilever's CEO Paul Polman was not connected to a shareholder row earlier this year over a proposed move of the headquarters of the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company from Britain to the Netherlands, said the group's

"The appointment of Alan Jope as the successor of Paul has nothing to do with the simplification process," said Marijn Dekkers, referring to the company's terminology for the HQ move.

said earlier on Thursday that Polman was retiring and would be succeeded in January by Alan Jope, the head of the Anglo-Dutch group's beauty business.
 

Dekkers told reporters on a call that the board had started the process a year ago to find a successor after Polman had indicated he would want to retire.

 

 

First Published: Thu, November 29 2018. 17:06 IST
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