Willem started his career at Unilever in 1999 as a management trainee in the Netherlands. Since then, he has worked across various roles in the Supply Chain function in planning, manufacturing, customer service and distribution. In his current role, he has been driving the profitability improvement agenda for Unilever’s Home Care business, as well as the supply chain network transformation and development of partnerships to bring to life the division’s strategy.
Mr Uijen succeeds Mr Pradeep Banerjee who is retiring after a successful career of four decades. Pradeep has been instrumental in transforming HUL’s Supply Chain as well as creating a function which is more responsive, adaptive and driven by automation, data and analytics.
Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director, HUL, said, “I would like to welcome Willem to India and the HUL Board, and wish him success. I would also like to thank Pradeep for his invaluable contributions to HUL and Unilever through his illustrious career spanning 40 years. Pradeep will be missed for his astute sense of business and execution rigor, his ability to always do the right thing for the organisation and his purpose-driven advocacy on how we can leave a more positive impact on the society and the planet.”
About Hindustan Unilever Limited
Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is India's largest Fast-Moving Consumer Goods Company with a heritage of over 80 years in India and touches the lives of nine out of ten Indian households. HUL works to create a better future every day and helps people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others.