Company Announcements

Directorate Change

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Unilever PLC
02 March 2023


Annual General Meeting Director elections and re-elections



2 March 2023


Unilever today announced that the following Directors will offer themselves for re-election to the Unilever PLC Board (the "Board") at the Annual General Meeting of Unilever PLC on 3 May 2023 (the "2023 AGM"): Nils Andersen, Judith Hartmann, Andrea Jung, Susan Kilsby, Strive Masiyiwa, Youngme Moon, Graeme Pitkethly, Ruby Lu and Adrian Hennah.


Feike Sijbesma was first appointed to the Board on 1 November 2014 and will offer himself for re-election at the 2023 AGM but will retire as a Director on 31 October 2023, at the end of nine years as a non-executive Director. 


Alan Jope will also offer himself for re-election at the 2023 AGM but will retire as a Director on 1 July 2023 in line with previous announcements.


Following the appointment of Nelson Peltz and Hein Schumacher as Directors on 1

July 2022 and 1 October 2022 respectively, both will be recommended for election to

the Board at the 2023 AGM. Hein Schumacher will become Chief Executive Officer on 1 July 2023 following a one-month handover period.






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