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Paul Polman Discusses Kilimanjaro Blind Trust and Work Helping Visually Impaired

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Paul Polman

  • CEO, Unilever
  • male
  • Caucasian
  • 1955 (Age: 67 years old)
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Biography

Paul Polman was appointed an Executive Director of Unilever in October 2008. He assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer on 1st January 2009.

Paul began his career at Procter & Gamble in 1979 and was group president Europe and officer of the Procter & Gamble Company until 2001.

Prior to joining Unilever, Paul was chief financial officer of Nestlé S.A. from January 2006 as well as executive vice president for the Americas from February 2008.

Paul serves as President of the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust and Chairman of Perkins International Advisory Board. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, the European Round Table, the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum and the Swiss American Chamber of Commerce. He is on the Board of the Consumer Goods Forum where he co-chairs the Board Strategy and the Sustainability Committees. He is a Trustee of both the Leverhulme Trust and Asia House, a former board member of Alcon and, since February 2010, a non-executive director of the Dow Chemical Company.

Married with three children, Paul enjoys reading, marathon running, and mountaineering, but his main passion is for his role in running the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust.

Paul earned a BBA/BA from the University of Groningen, Netherlands, in 1977 and an MA in economics and MBA in finance/international marketing from the University of Cincinnati in 1979. He has honorary degrees from the Universities of Northumbria, Newcastle, UK (2000) and the University of Cincinnati, US (2009).

It's a great organization that actually we started as a group of people. I have a very good friend, Eric Weihenmayer who is blind, and actually, he climbed seven summits. He's the only blind person who did Mt. Everest. We did Kilimanjaro. He called one day and said let's climb Kilimanjaro. We a...(Full transcript available to logged in subscribers.).

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Video 1 of 21 Paul Polman Discusses Academic Studies In The United States
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Video 2 of 21 Paul Polman Discusses Takeaways From Experience At Procter And Gamble
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Video 3 of 21 Paul Polman Explains Determining Purpose In One's Life
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Video 4 of 21 Paul Polman Discusses Measuring Success In Life
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Video 5 of 21 Paul Polman Discusses Kilimanjaro Blind Trust and Work Helping Visually Impaired
  • Paul Polman - Interview - Unilever
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Video 6 of 21 Paul Polman Discusses Cultural Change In Large Companies
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Video 7 of 21 Paul Polman Discusses Managing Unilever Through The Economic Downturn
  • Paul Polman - Interview - Unilever
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Video 8 of 21 Paul Polman States Importance of Having The Right People In The Right Place to Execute Strategy
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Video 9 of 21 Paul Polman Discusses Importance Of Focusing on the Long Term Benefit of the Stakeholders
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Video 10 of 21 Paul Polman Shares Thoughts on Change and the Resistance To Change
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Video 11 of 21 Paul Polman Explains Importance Of Asian Markets
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Video 12 of 21 Paul Polman Discusses Technology Awareness For Sustainability
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Video 13 of 21 Paul Polman Discusses Challenges From Counterfeit Consumer Goods
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Video 14 of 21 Paul Polman Discusses How Unilever Uses Scale To Their Advantage
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Video 15 of 21 Paul Polman States Importance of Diversity at Unilever
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Video 16 of 21 Paul Polman Discusses Changes Being Made To Support More Women In The Company
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Video 17 of 21 Paul Polman Shares Thoughts on Concept Of Knowledge Management
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Video 18 of 21 Paul Polman Explains Leaders Are Able To See Reality In The Eye
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Video 19 of 21 Paul Polman States Leadership Is Defined By Positively Influencing Someone Else
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Video 20 of 21 Paul Polman Discusses Leadership Means Making Others Successful
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Video 21 of 21 Paul Polman States Employees At Unilever Strive To Do More
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