Graeme Pitkethly has been CFO since 2015 and had previously indicated his intention to step down from his position by May 2024. A suitable successor has now been found in Fernando Fernandez.
Fernando Fernandez has been President of Beauty & Wellbeing and a member of Unilever's executive committee since 2022. He has been with Unilever since 1987 in various positions, including as Executive Vice President of Latin America and Brazil.
Hein Schumacher, CEO Unilever, said: “Fernando has had a very impressive track record throughout his Unilever career, in a variety of financial, marketing and general management roles. His deep financial and business experience, strategic acumen and leadership qualities will be critical in helping to drive the step-up in Unilever’s performance that we are all determined to deliver. I look forward to working with him to deliver the action plan we have set out today to drive our growth and realise our potential.”