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Unilever taps Jain to lead beauty, personal care

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LONDON — Unilever Tuesday announced that Sunny Jain has been appointed to the role of president, Beauty & Personal Care, and will become a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE).

Jain joins Unilever from Amazon, where he was the head of the Core Consumables business unit, responsible for Health & Personal Care, Beauty & Grooming, Luxury Beauty, Grocery/Food, Baby, Private Brands, the Pillpack subsidiary, and other innovation teams. He joined Amazon in 2013 from Procter & Gamble, where he spent over 16 years working in New Business Creation, Marketing, Sales, and Information Technology.

“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,” Alan Jope, Unilever chief executive officer, said: 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.”

“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,” said Jain. “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.”