Unilever names Eugenio Minvielle to Head Company's North American Business
Unilever today announced that Eugenio Minvielle has been named Executive Vice President of Unilever’s North American business, effective immediately.
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 15, 2010 – Unilever today announced that Eugenio Minvielle has been named Executive Vice President of Unilever’s North American business, effective immediately.
Minvielle, 45, is a seasoned executive with more than 20 years’ experience in the consumer packaged goods (CPG) industry. He joins Unilever from Nestlé, where he achieved very positive results in delivering profitable growth as President and CEO of Nestlé France, Mexico and Venezuela. Prior to these senior leadership roles, Minvielle also held a variety of management positions and worked for Procter & Gamble in Spain and Canon in Japan.
Unilever CEO Paul Polman said, “Unilever is enormously fortunate to have attracted an executive of Eugenio’s experience, talent and proven business performance. Under his leadership of Unilever in North America, we look forward to his contribution in driving the North American business forward as we bring our global growth targets and strategies to life. His impeccable credentials and significant experience in the CPG industry complement the strength of the Americas leadership team.”
Eugenio Minvielle will be responsible for Unilever’s $10 billion operations in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. He will report to Dave Lewis who has been appointed to replace Michael Polk as President, Unilever, Americas. Polk succeeds the retiring Vindi Banga as President, Global Foods, Home and Personal Care and continues in his role as a member of the Unilever Executive.
Minvielle earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Harvard University in 1991 and a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of North Texas (Denton, Texas) in 1986. He has Mexican and French nationalities and is fluent in Spanish, French and English. Minvielle is married with two children and will relocate to the New York-metro area.
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