Unilever’s CHRO to leave company in January

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Unilever’s chief human resources officer (CHRO), Leena Nair, will leave the company in January, the company has announced.

Nair will pursue a new career opportunity as global CEO of Chanel Limited. Alan Jope, Unilever’s CEO, thanked Nair for her “outstanding contribution over the last three decades”.

“Leena has been a pioneer throughout her career at Unilever, but no more so than in her role as CHRO, where she has been a driving force on our equity, diversity and inclusion agenda, on the transformation of our leadership development, and our preparedness for the future of work,” said Jope.

“She has played a critical role in building our purpose-led, future-fit organisation, which is now the employer of choice in over 50 countries globally.

“I am also especially grateful for her leadership over the last two years, and how our HR teams have helped Unilever manage through the many challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with great care, compassion and professionalism. On behalf of everyone at Unilever, I wish Leena every success in this very exciting new role.”

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