Leena Nair

Chief Human Resources Officer, Unilever

Chief Human Resources Officer, Unilever; the first woman, first Asian, youngest ever Chief Human Resources Officer of Unilever and Member of the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE), which is responsible for delivering Unilever’s business and financial performance. Bears overall responsibility for the human capital of Unilever, which operates across multiple regulatory and labour environments spread over 190 countries. Ensures the company has the right people, in the right roles, with the right capabilities and mindset to deliver high business performance that enables Unilever to meet its ambitious business growth with environmental and positive social impact. Also heads the Diversity and Inclusion agenda for the organization, ensuring that its workforce is truly diverse and inclusive. 2007, became the first woman in the Management Committee of Hindustan Unilever in 90 years. Was also appointed the first woman on Unilever South Asia Leadership Team a year later, the team responsible for Unilever's growth in each of the following markets: India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal, currently around €6 billion. Former Senior Vice-President, Leadership and Organization Development and Global Head of Diversity in 2013, before being appointed as Chief Human Resources Officer in March 2016.