Paulus Gerardus J. Polman

Former Group President, Europe at Procter & Gamble Co.

Paulus Gerardus J. Polman

Paulus Gerardus J. Polman

Former Group President, Europe at Procter & Gamble Co.

Career Highlights

Nestlé SA
Unilever NV
Unilever PLC

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1956 - Kingdom of the Netherlands



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Former Joint Chairman & Chief Executive Officer at Unilever PLC

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Chairman at Six Continents Hotels, Inc.

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Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director at Unilever PLC

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Chief Executive Officer at Unilever PLC

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Member-Global Chief Executive Officer Council at Chinese People'S Association For Friendship With Foreign Count

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Former Executive Director at Unilever PLC

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Co-Founder at Higher Life Foundation

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Former Group Chief Executive Officer at A.P. Møller-Maersk A/S

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Former Chief Executive Officer & Executive Director at Rolls-Royce Holdings Plc

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Vice Chairman at Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce

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Paulus Gerardus J. Polman
Former Group President, Europe at Procter & Gamble Co.
MBA in Finance & International Marketing
Class of 1979
MA in Economics
Class of 1979
Class of 1977

The Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce plays a vital and active role in assisting Swiss companies in the United States.


ERT today brings together up to 50 chief executives and chairmen of major multinational companies of European parentage, covering a wide range of industrial sectors. Individuals join at the personal invitation of existing Members, which confers on ERT membership a personal rather than corporate character. ERT Members meet twice a year, in person, at Plenary Sessions. At these Plenary Sessions, Members determine ERT’s work programme, set priorities and establish specialised Working Groups to work on them. Decisions are taken by consensus. The ERT Chairman, two vice-Chairmen, the former ERT Chairman and five other elected Members form the Steering Committee. The Steering Committee reviews ERT activities and makes recommendations to the Plenary Sessions. Each ERT Member nominates an Associate to act as a main point of liaison at working level and to help implement the decisions taken by Members. Much of the work is done by the Working Groups established by the Plenary Sessions. They are chaired by ERT Members and comprise Members, Associates and experts from the companies behind ERT Members. The Working Groups present proposals to the Plenary and take a leading role in the drafting of official ERT messages and positions. The Secretary General is in charge of a small Executive based in Brussels, which coordinates projects, acts as a contact point, provides administrative support and publishes the ERT reports.

Career History
Managing Director & Vice President
1995 - 1998

Procter & Gamble Ltd. manufactures and markets consumer products. It provides fabric and home care products which include laundry, cleaning, detergents, soaps, softeners, and cleansers. The company was founded in 1837 and is located in Newcastle, UK.

Group President, Europe
1979 - 2006

Procter & Gamble Co. engages in the provision of branded consumer packaged goods. It operates through the following segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric & Home Care; and Baby, Feminine & Family Care. The Beauty segment offers hair, skin, and personal care. The Grooming segment comprises of shave care like female and male blades and razors, pre and post shave products, and appliances. The Health Care segment includes oral care products like toothbrushes, toothpaste, and personal health care such as gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, and vitamins, minerals, and supplements. The Fabric and Home Care segment consist of fabric enhancers, laundry additives and detergents, and air, dish, and surface care. The Baby, Feminine and Family Care segment sells baby wipes, diapers, and pants, adult incontinence, feminine care, paper towels, tissues, and toilet paper. The company was founded by William Procter and James Gamble in 1837 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.

Chief Executive Officer
Prior - 2018

Unilever NV engages in the production and marketing of consumer goods in the nutrition, hygiene, and personal care categories. It operates through the following segments: Beauty and Personal Care, Foods and Refreshment, and Home Care. The Beauty and Personal Care segment covers the sales of skin and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products. The Foods and Refreshment segment includes the sales of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads. The Home Care segment is in charge of the sales of home care products such as powders, liquids and capsules, soap bars, and a wide range of cleaning products. The company was founded on November 9, 1927 and is headquartered in Rotterdam, Netherlands.

Boards & Committees
2006 - 2008
Public Holdings
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Awards & Honors
Honorary Knight Commander Of The Most Excellent Order Of The British Empire
Rank #82
Harvard Business Review - 100 Best-Performing CEOs in the World
Chevalier de l'Ordre de la Légion d'Honneur
2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

2013 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

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Tianjin, GD, China
2012 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting of the New Champions

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