The Shape Of U – ESM Meet's Unilever's Hanneke Faber
As the President of Unilever's Foods & Refreshment division, Hanneke Faber may well be one of the most important people in the global food and beverage industry. ESM spoke to her about the opportunities for growth in a rapidly changing marketplace. This article first appeared in ESM Issue 2 2020.
The last time ESM met Hanneke Faber, the president of Unilever’s Foods & Refreshment division, she held the position of chief commercial officer at Ahold, and was playing a key role in the merging of the Dutch retail powerhouse with Belgium’s Delhaize.
Fast forward just under four years, and Faber is overseeing change of a different kind – helping some two billion customers worldwide to eat better.
“Unilever and Ahold Delhaize aren’t that different,” she explains. “We share an understanding of the consumer, and we understand the importance of coming together and building collaboration.
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