Unilever recently made an announcement that a member of its executive team will be leaving the company.
Leena Nair, Chief Human Resources Officer, has decided to leave the company in January 2022 to pursue a new career opportunity as Global Chief Executive Officer of Chanel Limited. At the time the statement was released, news of who would step into her role was not yet made.
“I would like to thank Leena for her outstanding contribution over the last three decades,” remarked Alan Jope, Chief Executive Officer. “Leena has been a pioneer throughout her career at Unilever, but no more so than in her role as CHRO, where she has been a driving force on our equity, diversity, and inclusion agenda, on the transformation of our leadership development, and on our preparedness for the future of work. She has played a critical role in building our purpose-led, future-fit organization, which is now the employer of choice in over 50 countries globally.”
He went on to comment on Leena’s leadership throughout the pandemic, and how valuable of an asset she was to the team during it.
“I am also especially grateful for her leadership over the last two years and how our HR teams have helped Unilever manage through the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with great care, compassion, and professionalism. On behalf of everyone at Unilever, I wish Leena every success in this very exciting new role.”
We’ll be on the lookout for who will step into the Chief Human Resources Officer role, so stay tuned!