Full Name
Paul Polman
Job Title
Former CEO
Unilever; Cofounder and Chair, IMAGINE
Brief Biography
Paul Polman is Cofounder and Chair of IMAGINE, a social venture which mobilizes business leaders around tackling climate change and global inequality. Paul is the Honorary Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce, Chair of The B Team and Saïd Business School and Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact. A leading proponent that business should be a force for good, he has been described by the Financial Times as "a standout CEO of the past decade”. As CEO of Unilever (2009-2019), he demonstrated that a long-term, multi-stakeholder model goes hand-in-hand with excellent financial performance. Paul was a member of the UN Secretary General’s High-Level Panel which developed the Sustainable Development Goals, and as an active SDG Advocate he continues to work with global organizations and across industries to push the 2030 development agenda.
Paul Polman