Change in Leadership at Unilever Pakistan
Karachi, September 29 2015 — Unilever Pakistan Limited today announced the change in leadership effective October 31 2015.
Ehsan Malik, CEO will retire on October 31 2015 after 24 years of exemplary service including 9 years in his current role. Under his leadership, the Pakistan business grew four times in size.
Shazia Syed, currently Chairperson Unilever Sri Lanka will take over the role of CEO Unilever Pakistan Limited. Shazia joined Unilever Pakistan as a Management Trainee in 1989. In her 26 years with the organization, she has worked across most Unilever categories and was the VP Customer Development Unilever Pakistan. As Chairperson at Unilever Sri Lanka, Shazia Syed set the business on a growth trajectory, and the Unilever Pakistan business will benefit from her varied experience.
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About Unilever Pakistan
Unilever Pakistan is a subsidiary of Unilever Plc, which operates in over 100 countries. Established in Pakistan in 1948, the Pakistan business is amongst the country’s largest consumer goods companies. Unilever is also one of Pakistan largest taxpayers, and contributed a total of PKR 22.4 billion to Pakistan’s exchequer in 2014 alone.
Unilever’s brands such as Lux, Lifebuoy, Lipton, Sunsilk, Surf Excel and Wall’s are known for their consistently high quality & value and are trusted & consumed daily by millions of people across Pakistan. Unilever’s brands strive to create a better future every day for consumers across Pakistan.
Lifebuoy reaches out to thousands of children through its hand washing campaign, raising standards of hygiene; Lux promotes film, fashion and music through the iconic Lux Style Awards; Sunsilk partners PFDC in the fashion weeks and Blue Band supports nutrition. As one of Pakistan’s most preferred employers, Unilever directly employs over 2000 people across the country, and indirectly contributes to the employment of many thousands through its nationwide sales and distribution network.
The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP) provides the framework for Unilever’s ambition to double its business whilst reducing its environmental footprint and enhancing its positive social impact. In Pakistan, Unilever is engaged in a number of initiatives to enhance livelihoods, save water, energy, carbon emissions and to cut waste and promote recycling.
For more information about Unilever and its brands: www.unilever.pk
For more information on the USLP: www.unilever.pk/sustainable-living/
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