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Non-Executive Director appointment

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Unilever PLC
13 October 2021

Appointment of Non-Executive Director



London, 13 October 2021 - Unilever PLC today announces that Ruby Lu has been appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the company, with effect from 1 November 2021. Ruby will join both the Compensation Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee upon appointment.


Nils Andersen, Chairman of Unilever, said: "I am very pleased that Ruby has agreed to join the Board. She has had a successful executive career, and will further strengthen the Board with her extensive financial and global market experience".


Ruby is a venture capitalist investing in technology start-ups in the U.S. and China. Ruby founded Atypical Ventures, an early-stage technology venture investment firm, in 2019. In 2006, she co-founded DCM China, a venture capital firm. During her more than 12-year tenure at DCM, she invested in, and served as a board member for, many leading technology companies. Prior to joining DCM in 2003, Ruby was a vice president in the investment banking group of technology, media and telecommunications at Goldman Sachs & Co.


Ruby is currently a Non-Executive Director at Uxin Limited and Yum China. Within the last five years, Ruby has been a Non-Executive Director at two other companies which were publicly quoted during such time: Blue City Holdings Limited and Ikang Healthcare Group. There are no additional matters that require disclosure under 9.6.13R of the UK Listing Rules.




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