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Portrait de Paulus Gerardus J. Polman
Age : 60
Public asset : 21,603,156 USD
Country of residence : Unknown
Linked companies : Unilever plc - Unilever NV (ADR) - DowDuPont Inc - Dow Chemical Co

Summary 
Mr. Paulus Gerardus J. Polman is Chairman at World Business Council for Sustainable Development, a Member at Business & Sustainable Development Commission, a Member at European Round Table of Industrialists, a Member at The B Team, Inc., Member-European Resource Efficiency Platform of European Commission and Member-International Business Council at World Economic Forum.

He is on the Board of Directors at The Dow Chemical Co., Unilever Plc, Unilever NV, Conservation International Foundation, DowDuPont, Inc., Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce, The Consumer Goods Forum, United Nations Global Compact, Kilimanjaro Blindtrust, Asia House and The Leverhulme Trust. Mr. Polman was previously employed as Chief Financial Officer & Executive Vice President by Nestlé SA, Managing Director & Vice President by Procter & Gamble Ltd., Marketing Director & Category Manager by Procter & Gamble France SASU, Group President-European Region by Procter & Gamble Co., and Chief Executive Officer by Unilever Schweiz GmbH.

He also served on the board at Alcon, Inc.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Groningen, a graduate degree from the University of Cincinnati (Ohio) and an MBA from the University of Cincinnati (Ohio).


Current positions of Paulus Gerardus J. Polman 
NameTitle Since
Unilever plc
(Personal Products)
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director 2008
Unilever NV (ADR)
(Personal Products)
Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director -
DowDuPont Inc
(Diversified Chemicals)
Director -
World Business Council for Sustainable Development Chairman -
Dow Chemical Co
Independent Director 2010
The Leverhulme Trust Trustee -
Conservation International Foundation Director -
Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce Director -
Kilimanjaro Blindtrust President & Director -
United Nations Global Compact Director -
The Consumer Goods Forum Director -
Asia House Trustee -
World Economic Forum Member-International Business Council -
European Round Table of Industrialists Member -
European Commission Member-European Resource Efficiency Platform -
The B Team, Inc. Member -
Business & Sustainable Development Commission Member -


Holdings of Paulus Gerardus J. Polman 
NameEquities%Valuation
Unilever (ULVR)
Personal Products
314,5370.025%18,226,117 USD
DowDuPont Inc (DWDP)
Diversified Chemicals
48,7800.0021%3,377,039 USD


Paulus Gerardus J. Polman : Personal Network 


Biography of Paulus Gerardus J. Polman 
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Paulus Gerardus Josephus Maria Polman (born 11 July 1956) is the CEO of the multinational Anglo-Dutch consumer goods company Unilever.

Early life
Polman was born and grew up in the Dutch city of Enschede and has 3 brothers and 2 sisters.

From the University of Groningen he gained a BBA/BA in 1977. From the University of Cincinnati he gained an MA in Economics and an MBA in Finance and International Marketing (both) in 1979.

Career

Procter & Gamble
Polman worked for Procter & Gamble for 27 years (from 1979), initially as a Cost Analyst, becoming Managing Director of P&G UK from 1995 to 1998, President of Global Fabric Care from 1998 to 2001, and Group President Europe in 2001.

Nestlé
Polman then joined Nestlé in 2006 as Chief Financial Officer and Head of the Americas. leading its sustainability efforts; the Board of the , and is a Board Member of Conservation International. At the invitation of the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Polman served as one of the 27 members of the UN High Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. At the invitation of former Mexican President, Felipe Calderon, Polman served on the . Polman was recently asked by the UK Prime Minister David Cameron to be a British Business Ambassador.


Polman co-founded the Dutch Sustainable Growth Coalition, currently led by former Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende. He is a member of the International Business Council. the Global Taskforce for and the Working Group, chaired by European Commissioner Janez Potočnik. He was Co-Chair World Economic Forum 2012. He is a Counsellor of and Trustee of the Leverhulme Trust. Polman was co-chair of the .

Polman serves on the Board of Unilever since January 2009 and was elected to the Dow Board of Directors in February 2010 where he serves on the Environment, Health, Safety and Technology Committee. He formerly served on the Board of Alcon.

Recognition
Polman has received various honorary doctorates (, , , , , )

In addition, Polman has received numerous awards for his leadership and efforts in sustainable development, including: European Business Leader of the year by Wall Street Journal/CNBC (2003), Carl Lindner Honors Award (2006), , Investor Magazine CEO of the year (2010,2011,2012), , , , , INSEAD Business Leader for the World Award (2012), , , , , , .

Personal life
Polman is married with three children and enjoys mountaineering, running and classic car racing. He is President of , a foundation he created to focus on blind children in Africa, and Chairman of .



Source @ Wikipedia



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Paulus Gerardus J. Polman : Connections 
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World Economic Forum
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