Unilever hires Amazon consumer products chief to take over beauty unit

Unilever hires Amazon consumer products chief to take over beauty unit

Unilever has announced the appointment of Sunny Jain as President, Beauty & Personal Care, effective June 2019. Jain will also become a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive.

Jain joins Unilever from Amazon where he was the head of Core Consumables division, responsible for Health & Personal Care, Beauty & Grooming, Luxury Beauty and Private Label, among other teams. Prior to Amazon, Jain spent over 16 years at Procter & Gamble.

Alan Jope, Unilever CEO, said: “Sunny’s unique experience – which combines both consumer goods and online retail industries – coupled with his understanding of the beauty market, make him exceptionally well suited to help us deliver our growth ambitions for our Beauty & Personal Care division. Sunny also has a strong sense of purpose and is passionate about high performance, and will therefore undoubtedly be a highly valued addition to our team.”

Sunny Jain said: “I am delighted to join Unilever, a company I have always hugely admired for its commitment to sustainable business, its truly global footprint, and its talented team. Its Beauty & Personal Care division boasts some of the world’s most iconic brands – Dove, Axe, Lifebuoy and Lux to name just a few – while the transformation of its portfolio and its move into high growth spaces such as Prestige and ecommerce make it well positioned for future success. I look forward to bringing my varied experience of the industry and deep passion for serving consumers.”

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