Corporate Governance

Unilever (2017): The Board of Directors and the CEO in Governance and Strategy

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This case presents some of the challenges that Unilever's CEO, Paul Polman, and its Board of Directors were facing in March 2017, in the context of changing consumer behavior, volatility and the failed takeover attempts by Kraft Heinz.
Bibliographic citation: Canals, Jordi, "Unilever (2017): The Board of Directors and the CEO in Governance and Strategy", IESE, SM-1671-E, 07/2019
Date: 26/07/2019
Author(s): Canals, Jordi
Document type: Case
Department: Strategic Management
Languages: English
Year of the events: 2017

Learning objective -Discuss Paul Polman's tenure 2009-2017 -Discuss Unilever's strategy -How should Unilever react after the takeover attempt?