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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Marijn Dekkers

61 2016 Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board

Alan Jope

54 2019 Chief Executive Officer

Youngme Moon

54 2016 Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board/Senior Independent Director

Graeme Pitkethly

52 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director

Hanneke Faber

49 2018 President, Europe

Kees Kruythoff

50 2011 President, Home Care

Nitin Paranjpe

55 2013 President, Foods and Refreshment

Amanda Sourry

55 2015 President, North America & Global Head of Customer Development

Leena Nair

49 2016 Chief Human Resources Officer

Ritva Sotamaa

55 Chief Legal Officer and Group Secretary

Marc Engel

52 2016 Chief Supply Chain Officer

Nils Andersen

60 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Laura Cha

69 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Vittorio Colao

57 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Judith Hartmann

49 2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Andrea Jung

59 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Mary Ma

66 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Strive Masiyiwa

58 2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

John Rishton

61 2013 Non-Executive Independent Director

Feike Sijbesma

59 2014 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Marijn Dekkers

Dr. Marijn E. Dekkers has served as Non-Executive Independent Chairman of the Board of Unilever N.V. since April 21, 2016. He has been Member of the Compensation Committee of the Company since April 21, 2016. He was Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company between April 21, 2016 and May 2018. He has been Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company since May 2018. Dr. Dekkers joined Bayer AG on January 1, 2010 and became Chief Executive Officer of Bayer AG on October 1, 2010. Having studied chemistry and chemical engineering Dr. Dekkers began his professional career in 1985 as a scientist at the corporate research centre of General Electric in the United States, gaining experience in various units of the company before joining AlliedSignal (subsequently Honeywell International Inc.) in 1995. In 2000 Dr. Dekkers became Chief Operating Officer of Thermo Electron Corporation (later renamed Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc.) and in 2002 he became this company's President and CEO. Dr. Dekkers currently serves on the Board of Directors of General Electric in the United States. In September 2014, he took over the two-year presidency of the German Chemical Industry Association (VCI), Frankfurt. He is also a Vice President of the Federation of German Industry (BDI), Berlin. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from University of Nijmegen, a Masters degree in Chemical Engineering from Technische Universiteit Eindhoven, and a Doctorate in Philosophy degree in Chemical Engineering from Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.

Alan Jope

Mr. Alan Jope has served as Chief Executive Officer of Unilever N.V. since January 2019. He was President, Personal Care within Unilever N.V. between 2014 and January 2019. He was President, North Asia within the Company from November 2011 to 2014. Prior to this, he served at Unilever Russia, Africa and Middle East (President); Unilever North Asia (President); SCC and Dressings (Global Category Leader); Home and Personal Care business in North America (President). He joined the Company in 1985. He has a Bachelor of Commerce with honors from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He also graduated from Harvard Business School's General Management Program in 2001. Alan joined Unilever in the UK in 1985, subsequently working in North America for 14 years and in Asia for 13 years. Before being appointed as Chief Executive Officer, Alan served as President of Unilever’s Personal Care business from 2014 and continued as President when the name of the division changed in 2018 to Beauty and Personal Care. From 2009 Alan led Unilever's business in China and North Asia, doubling its size and laying important foundations for future success. He was appointed to Unilever’s Leadership Executive in 2011 in his role as President of Unilever’s businesses across North Asia. His previous senior roles have also included President Russia, Africa & Middle East; global category leader for several of Unilever's Foods businesses; and President of Unilever's Home & Personal Care business in North America. Earlier, Alan worked in a number of sales and marketing roles in the UK, Thailand, and the US.

Youngme Moon

Prof. Youngme E. Moon has served as Non-Executive Vice Chairman of the Board/Senior Independent Director of Unilever N.V. since April 21, 2016. She has been Member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee of the Company since April 21, 2016. She served at Harvard Business School (Chairman and Senior Associated Dean for the MBA Program); Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Professor) and American Red Cross (Board of Governors Member). She serves at Avid Technology (NED); Rakuten (NED) and Harvard Business School (Professor). She received her B.A. from Yale University and her M.A. and Ph.D. (June 1996) from Stanford University.

Graeme Pitkethly

Mr. Graeme David Pitkethly has served as Chief Financial Officer, Executive Director of Unilever N.V. since April 21, 2016. He has been Chief Financial Officer of Unilever N.V. since October 1, 2015. He is employed at the Company since 2002. His previous Unilever posts include: Unilever UK and Ireland (EVP and General Manager); Finance-Global Markets (EVP); Group Treasurer; Head of Mergers & Acquisitions; Unilever Indonesia (CFO); Group Chief Accountant. Current external appointments: Financial Stability Board Task Force on Climate Related Financial Disclosure (Vice Chair). Graeme joined Unilever in 2002 and was previously Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Unilever UK and Ireland business. Prior to this he held a number of senior financial and commercial roles within Unilever, including Senior Vice President of Finance for Global Markets, Global Head of M&A, Head of Treasury, Pensions and Tax and Chief Financial Officer of Unilever Indonesia. Graeme brings considerable internal and external experience to the role having spent the earlier part of his career in senior corporate finance roles in the telecommunications industry and at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Graeme is a Chartered Accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in Applied Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde.

Hanneke Faber

Ms. Hanneke Faber has served as President, Europe within Unilever N.V. since January 2018. She joined Unilever in 2018. Previous posts include: Ahold Delhaize (CEIO & EC), Ahold (CCO), P&G (VP & GM). Current external appointments: Bayer AG (Supervisory Board member), Leading Executives Advancing Diversity (LEAD) (advisory board member).

Kees Kruythoff

Mr. Kees Kruythoff has served as President, Home Care within Unilever N.V. since November 2011. He has been employed at the Company since 1993. His previous posts in the Company include: Executive Vice President Brazil 2008; Chairman of Unilever Foods South Africa 2004; and Member of the board of Unilever Bestfoods Asia 2002. He is Member of the Board of at Pepsi/ Lipton JV and Chairman of Enactus.

Nitin Paranjpe

Mr. Nitin Paranjpe has served as President, Foods and Refreshment within Unilever N.V. since October 2013. He has been employed at the Company since 1987. His previous Unilever posts include: Hindustan Unilever Limited (CEO); Home and Personal Care, India (Executive Director); Home Care (VP); Fabric Wash (Category Head); Laundry and Household Cleaning, Asia (Regional Brand Director). He holds a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Mumbai, and an MBA in Marketing from University of Mumbai.

Amanda Sourry

Ms. Amanda Sourry has served as President, North America & Global Head of Customer Development within Unilever N.V. since October 2015. She has been employed at the Company since 1985. Previous Unilever posts include: President Foods; Global Hair (EVP); Unilever UK and Ireland (EVP and Chairman); Global Spreads and Dressings (EVP); Unilever US Foods (SVP). Current external appointments: PVH Corporation (NED).

Leena Nair

Ms. Leena Nair has served as Chief Human Resources Officer of Unilever N.V. since March 1, 2016. Prior to her current role, Nair served as Global Senior Vice President for Leadership and Organizational Development and Global Head of Diversity and Inclusion. Before this, she undertook a wide range of Human Resources roles in India and Vice President of Human Resources South Asia. As General Manager of HPC and Foods and Head of Management Development for Hindustan Unilever (HUL), she led the move of the Company Foods business from Bangalore to Mumbai and created a model for building capability that is now used across the company. She joined Unilever as a trainee in 1992.

Ritva Sotamaa

Ms. Ritva Sotamaa serves as Chief Legal Officer and Group Secretary of Unilever N.V. Appointed to ULE in February 2013. Prior to joining the Company, she served as General Counsel for Siemens AG – Siemens Healthcare and held several posts at General Electric – GE Healthcare (the most recent being General Counsel, GE Healthcare Systems) and General Counsel at Instrumentarium Corporation. She serves at Fiskars Corporation as NED.

Marc Engel

Mr. Marc Engel has served as Chief Supply Chain Officer of Unilever N.V. since January 2016. He has been employed at the Company since 1990. His previous Unilever posts include: Unilever East Africa and Emerging Markets (EVP); Chief Procurement Officer; Supply Chain, Spreads, Dressings and Olive Oil Europe (VP); Ice Cream Brazil (Managing Director); Ice Cream Brazil (VP); Corporate Strategy Group; Birds Eye Wall’s, Unilever UK (Operations Manager). He is Member of the Supervisory Board of PostNL and Executive Board Member of Kenya Association of Manufacturers. Current external appointments: PostNL (Supervisory Board member).

Nils Andersen

Mr. Nils Smedegaard Andersen has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Unilever N.V. since April 30, 2015. He has been Member of the Audit Committee of the Company since April 21, 2016. He has been Group Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Moller - Maersk A/S since 2007. He was Executive Vice President of Carlsberg A/S and Carlsberg Breweries A/S from 1999-2001, becoming President, Chief Executive Officer from 2001-2007. He has previously worked for Inditex, de Danske Sukkerfabrikker, Tuborg International, Union Cervecera, Hannen Brauerei and Hero Group. Mr. Andersen has been Chairman of Dansk Supermarked Group, Vice-Chairman of the European Round Table of Industrialists and Member of the Committee on Business Policies, Confederation of Danish Industry. He holds a Bachelors degree from Aarhus Universitet.

Laura Cha

Ms. Laura Cha has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Unilever N.V. since May 15, 2013. She has been Member of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company since April 21, 2016. She has served at HSBC Holdings plc (Independent NED); China Telecom Corporation Limited (Independent NED); The Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation (Non-executive deputy Chairman); Foundation Asset Management AB (Senior international adviser). She served at Securities and Futures Commission, Hong Kong; China Securities Regulatory Commission. Laura became the first person outside mainland China to join the Chinese Central Government at the vice-ministerial rank when she was appointed as vice chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission in 2001. She stayed in that post until 2004. Previously, she worked in the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong from 1991 until early 2001. Laura was educated in the US with a BA from the University of Wisconsin and a JD (Juris Doctorate) degree from Santa Clara University. Laura has also been recognized for public service by the Hong Kong government, which awarded her a Gold Bauhinia Star in July 2009 and a Silver Bauhinia Star in 2001.

Vittorio Colao

Mr. Vittorio Colao has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Unilever N.V. since July 1, 2015. He was Member of the Compensation Committee of the Company until May 2018. He has been Chairman of the Compensation Committee of the Company since May 2018. He has served at Vodafone Group Plc (CEO); Bocconi University (International Advisory Board); Harvard Business School (Dean’s Advisory Board); European Round Table of Industrialists (Vice-Chairman); Oxford Martin School (Advisor). He served at RCS MediaGroup (CEO); McKinsey & Co (Partner); Finmeccanica Group (NED); RAS Insurance NED). He graduated in Business from Universita Bocconi, and holds an MBA from Harvard University.

Judith Hartmann

Dr. Judith Hartmann has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Unilever N.V. since April 30, 2015. She is also Member of the Company's Audit Committee. She served at Suez Environment as NED and Engie as CFO. She was Chief Financial Officer of the international media and services corporation Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA from 2012-2015. Prior to that, she served at General Electric from 2000, where she had a number of CFO roles including CFO Global Service, GE Healthcare Clinical Systems, CFO GE Water Europe, Middle East & Africa, CFO GE Healthcare Latin America and CFO GE Germany. Her earlier career included financial positions in The Walt Disney Company and Transport Canada. Judith has recently been a Non-Executive Director of RTL Group, Penguin Random House and Gruner + Jahr GmbH & Co KG. She holds a Masters degree in International Business Management from Economics University, Vienna, and a Doctorate in Philosophy degree in Economics from Economics University, Vienna.

Andrea Jung

Ms. Andrea Jung has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Unilever N.V. since May 2018. She is a member of Unilever’s Compensation Committee as of May 2018. Andrea Jung has been President and CEO of Grameen America, a nonprofit microfinance organization, since 2014 and a Non-Executive Director of Apple Inc. since 2008. She was Apple Inc.’s first female Non-Executive Director. Andrea served as a Non-Executive Director of General Electric from 1998 to 2018 and as a Non-Executive Director of Daimler AG from 2013 to 2018. Andrea began her career working in Merchandising for Department Stores. In 1993, she joined Avon and was soon responsible for all of the company’s global brands as President of Global Marketing. In 1998, Andrea was promoted to President and COO and became CEO in November 1999, becoming the first woman to ever lead the company. She expanded the business into emerging markets and increased profits consistently for a number of years. After 13 years as CEO and as the longest serving female executive to lead a Fortune 500 company, Andrea retired in 2012. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Princeton University in 1979.

Mary Ma

Ms. Mary Ma has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Unilever N.V. since May 15, 2013. She is also Member of the Compensation Committee of the Company (as of April 2017). She has also served at Boyu Capital (Chairman); MXZ Investment Limited (Director); Lenovo Group Limited (NED); Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong (NED); Stelux Holdings International Limited (NED). She served at TPG Capital (Partner); TPG China (Co-Chairman). Previously, Mary was a partner at private investment firm TPG Capital and co-chairman of TPG China where she primarily focused on investments in the Greater China region. Before joining TPG, Mary was a senior vice president and chief financial officer of the world’s second largest Personal Computer business and global technology firm, Lenovo. She continues to be a member of the Lenovo Board, since becoming non-executive vice chairman in 2007. Mary is managing partner of Boyu Capital, a private equity fund she co-founded in 2011 which specializes in investments in China. Mary also is a non-executive director of the Securities and Futures Commission in Hong Kong. Mary has been a member of both the Listing Committee of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Institute of Directors. She has been a non-executive director of Wumart stores and Stelux Holdings, an independent director of Standard Chartered Bank (Hong Kong) Limited and a member of the Dean's Council of the Kennedy School of Harvard University between 2002-2007.

Strive Masiyiwa

Mr. Strive T. Masiyiwa has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Unilever N.V. since April 21, 2016. He has been Chairman of the Corporate Responsibility Committee of the Company since April 27, 2017. In the past, he served at Africa Against Ebola Solidarity Trust (Co-Founder and Chairman); Grow Africa (Co-Chairman) and Micronutrient Initiative (Chairman). He serves at Econet Group (Founder and Executive Chairman); AGRA (Chairman); Rockefeller Foundation (Board member); US Council on Foreign Relations (Member Global Advisory Board); Africa Progress Panel (Board member) and Asia Society (Trustee). He holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Wales.

John Rishton

Mr. John Rishton has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Unilever N.V. since May 15, 2013. He has been Chairman of the Audit Committee of the Company since April 21, 2016. Until April 21, 2016, he served as Member of the Audit Committee of the Company. He served at Rolls-Royce Holdings plc (CEO); Royal Ahold N.V. (CEO, President and CFO); ICA AB (NED); Allied Domecq plc (NED); AeroSpace and Defence Trade Organisation (ASD), (Board member); British Airways plc (CFO). He serves at Informa PLC (NED); Serco Group PLC (NED) and Associated British Ports (NED).

Feike Sijbesma

Mr. Feike Sijbesma has served as Non-Executive Independent Director of Unilever N.V. since November 1, 2014. He has been Member of the Corporate Responsibility Committee of the Company since April 21, 2016. He was Chairman of the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee of the Company between April 21, 2016 and May 2018. He served at the Supervisory Board of DSM Netherlands (Chairman); Dutch Genomics Initiative (NGI) (Member); Utrecht University (Board member); Dutch Cancer Institute (NKI/AVL) (Board member). He currently serves at Royal DSM N.V. (CEO and Chairman of the Managing Board); De Nederlandsche Bank (Member of the Supervisory Board); Carbon Pricing Leadership Coalition (Co-Chairman) and Climate Leader, convened by the World Bank Group.