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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Patron at St Jude India Childcare Centres

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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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Chairman-Management Board & Chief Executive Officer at Koninklijke DSM NV

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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 Chief Financial Officer at British Airways Plc

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Former General Manager, Dinners & Enhancers Division at Mondelez International, Inc.

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

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Professor at Stanford University

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

The Carl H. Lindner College of Business, also referred to as "Lindner" and "Lindner College," is a college of the University of Cincinnati. The college is located in Carl H. Lindner Hall. On June 21, 2011 the college was named after Carl Henry Lindner, Jr. in honor of the contributions he has made to the university, college, and the business community. The college has three undergraduate degree options, five master's degrees, and a doctoral program spread out over seven departments.

MA in Economics
Class of 1979

University of Cincinnati is a comprehensive public research university in Cincinnati, in the U.S. state of Ohio, and a part of the University System of Ohio. Founded in 1819 as Cincinnati College, it is the oldest institution of higher education in Cincinnati and has an annual enrollment of over 40,000 students, making it the second largest university in Ohio and one of the largest universities in the United States.

Class of 1977

Rijksuniversiteit Groningen


We are one of the largest and most successful universities in the UK with approximately 36,000 students studying programmes at home and overseas. The University has a strong reputation for the quality of its teaching and research activities and offers provision in 29 of the 32 most popular academic disciplines. We are the largest UK provider of education in Hong Kong, with strong links in Malaysia, Singapore and the Caribbean, as well as having a small base in London. Northumbria is one of the top ten universities in the UK, the fourth largest for international students and the largest in the North East for the number of taught postgraduate students. Our City Centre campus has benefited from a £160m investment in recent years. The award-winning City Campus East is home to Law, Design and Business students. City Campus West was completed in 2010 with the opening of the new Students’ Union building and Sport Central. In the last four years, 200 graduates have been helped to start-up their own companies. More than 600 businesses sponsor Northumbria programmes and many students graduate with professional accreditation. The University has the highest number of employed graduates in the North East. Research and enterprise is a major priority, with more than 1,000 worldwide clients and a significant number of commercial and professional collaborations and partnerships.


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 its business through the following segments: Personal Care, Foods, Refreshment, and Home Care. The Personal Care segment covers the sales of skin and hair care products, deodorants and oral care products. The Foods segment includes the sales of soups, bouillons, sauces, snacks, mayonnaise, salad dressings, margarines and spreads. The Refreshment segment sells ice cream, tea-based beverages, weight-management products and nutritionally enhanced staples sold in developing markets. 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

Alcon, Inc. engages in the development, manufacture, and marketing of market surgical equipment and devices, pharmaceutical eye drops, and consumer vision care products to treat eye diseases and disorders. It operates through Surgical and Vision Care segments. The Surgical segment offers implantable products, consumables and equipment for use in surgical procedures to address cataracts, vitreoretinal conditions, refractive errors, and glaucoma. The Vision Care segment comprises daily disposable, reusable and color-enhancing contact lenses, as well as portfolio of ocular health products, including over-the-counter products for dry eye, contact lens care, and ocular allergies, as well as ocular vitamins and redness relievers. The company was founded by Mr. Robert Alexander and Mr. William Conner on 1945 and is headquartered in Hünenberg, Switzerland.


Asia House, is a non-profit, non-political Pan-Asian organisation in the UK. It was founded in 1996 by a small group led by Sir Peter Wakefield, a former diplomat. Since 2005 Asia House has been housed in an 18th-century listed building in London's Marylebone.

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Perkins is an innovative leader in serving people with visual impairments. Strong leadership from both staff and the Board of Trustees has created a legacy of education and discovery. We are always questioning how to best serve our students in the classroom, in the community and around the world. Perkins is a unique and exciting place, but don’t take our word for it. See what happens every day on our campus in this video overview. While Perkins is proud of all that has been achieved since 1832, we believe there is still much work to be done. A teacher with her arm around a student Today, in New England, around the nation and throughout the world, many people who are visually impaired are not receiving the services they need to be healthy and independent. Together we can raise awareness. Today, the challenge of preparing students to become independent is more complex than ever. Together we can support the changing needs of our students. Today, in the developing world, 85% of children with disabilities receive no education. Together we can take the next steps to building a brighter future for these children. Today, many members of the growing population of seniors in this country are losing their sight. Also thanks to medical advances, more premature babies are surviving but may face serious problems with vision and hearing. As the need for our services increases, the Perkins family must work even harder. Together we can prove that at Perkins, all we see is possibility, today and tomorrow

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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

The World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2013 continues the mission of the World Economic Forum. It is committed to improving the state of the world and has driven the design and development of the Annual Meeting programme. The Annual Meeting remains the foremost creative force for engaging leaders in collaborative activities focused on shaping the global, regional and industry agendas.

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

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