Unilever has appointed Conny Braams to chief digital and marketing officer.
The announcement comes after an almost year-long search to fill the vacated role, previously held by Keith Weed. Braams was formerly executive vice president for Unilever Middle Europe.
“Conny Braams is one of our most successful and talented leaders, as well as a highly effective driver of change,” says Alan Jope, chief executive officer, Unilever. “As our new Chief Digital & Marketing Officer, her experience will be critical to the transformation of Unilever into a future-fit, fully digitized organization at the leading edge of consumer marketing.”
In addition to Braams appointment, two other moves have recently taken place in the company. Fabian Garcia, former president and chief executive of Revlon, has been appointed president of Unilever North America.
In addition, Amanda Sourry, president of Unilever North America has decided to retire from the company after more than 30 years of service.
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Amanda for her significant contribution to Unilever over so many years,” adds Jope. “Her strategic clarity, operational experience and passion for developing talent have made her one of the company’s best leaders of recent times. We wish her all the best for the future. I would also like to extend a warm welcome to Fabian, a truly global and purpose-driven business leader, who brings to Unilever deep experience of the consumer goods industry in North America and many other markets, as well as an impressive track record of high performance.”
Both Braams and Garcia will assume their positions on Jan. 1.