Unilever announces leadership changes

Written on: May 31, 2023 by SprayTM

Unilever has announced that two of its C-suite executives will be parting ways with the company.


Chief Financial Officer Graeme Pitkethly has informed Unilever’s Board of Directors that he plans to retire by the end of May 2024. The company will now proceed with a formal internal and external search for his successor.

“I would like to thank Graeme for his tremendous contribution to Unilever over the last 21 years,” said CEO Alan Jope.

Added Unilever Chairman Nils Andersen, “On behalf of the Board, I would like to thank Graeme for his service to Unilever and wish him well for the future.”


In addition to the news of Pitkethluy’s upcoming retirement, the company announced that Conny Braams, Chief Digital & Commercial Officer and member of the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE) has decided to leave in August 2023.

Braams has been on the ULE since January 2020, having previously held several senior management roles including Executive Vice President (EVP), Middle Europe; and EVP Foodsolutions Asia, Africa& Middle East.

“I am very grateful for Conny’s excellent leadership of our digital, marketing and commercial agenda over the last four years, and for her impressive contribution to Unilever for over three decades,” said Jope.

Braams’ successor has yet to be announced.