Unilever appoints Hein Schumacher as new CEO

MADRID, 30 Ene.

Unilever appoints Hein Schumacher as new CEO


The European consumer products giant Unilever, owner of brands such as 'Dove', 'Frigo' or 'Hellmann's', has announced the appointment of Hein Schumacher as its new CEO as of July 1, replacing Alan Jope, who last September reported his intention to leave the multinational.

Schumacher, 51, will be appointed Unilever's designated CEO on June 1 and will become the multinational's top executive as of July 1, 2023, when Alan Jope will cease to be part of the company's board.

Unilever's new CEO will receive a fixed annual salary of €1.85 million and will be eligible to receive annual bonuses and equity performance program awards, in addition to relocation support.

Hein is currently CEO of the global dairy and nutrition business Royal FrieslandCampina and became a non-executive director of Unilever in October last year. Before joining Royal FrieslandCampina as CFO in 2014, Hein worked for H.J. Heinz for more than a decade, after his tenure at Royal Ahold and his career beginning at Unilever itself.

"(Hein) has exceptional strategic capabilities, proven operational effectiveness and strong experience in both developed and developing markets," said Unilever Chairman Nils Andersen.

For his part, Hein highlighted that Unilever is a company with an impressive global footprint, a strong portfolio of brands, a talented team and an enviable reputation as a leader in sustainability.