Unilever announces new CFO

Posted by Isobel Drake on 17th December 2009

Jean-Marc Huet has been announced as the new Chief Financial Officer of consumer products giant Unilever. He will replace James Lawrence, who resigned last week after spending just over two years with the maker of Streets and Lipton.

“We are delighted to have attracted a candidate of Jean-Marc’s talent and experience,” Paul Polman, Unilever Chief Executive said. “He joins Unilever at an exciting time. His background and expertise will be important in helping us realise the growth ambitions we have for the future.”

Mr Huet said he was looking forward to the new challenge.  “I’m delighted to be joining Unilever. Paul Polman has set an ambitious vision for the company and I’m looking forward enormously to the challenge.”

He will join the business on 1st January 2010.