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Former Maersk chairman takes control at global consumer products company

Hellmann’s mayonnaise and Dove soap maker says Nils Andersen, former will replace Marijn Dekkers with immediate effect

PortandTerminal.com, November 14, 2019

European consumer goods giant Unilever has appointed the former boss of Maersk as its new chairman. Unilever makes global consumer brands such as Dove, Skippy, Axe and SlimFast

LONDON/ROTTERDAM – Unilever today announced that Marijn Dekkers has decided to step down as Chairman of the Board of Unilever with immediate effect. Nils Andersen, Non-Executive Director, has been appointed by the Board to succeed Marijn as Chairman of Unilever.


Unilever is a consumer products company that manufactures and markets popular globally

Unilever is a British-Dutch transnational consumer goods company co-headquartered in London, United Kingdom, and Rotterdam, Netherlands.

In 2018, Unilever was ranked as fourth-largest consumer goods company worldwide with net sales of about $60.12 billion U.S. dollars.

Its products include food and beverages, cleaning agents, beauty products, and personal care products. It is Europe’s seventh most valuable company.

Nils Andersen has served on the Unilever Board since April 2015 and is currently a member of the Board’s Audit Committee. He has significant business experience and was previously Group Chief Executive Officer of A.P. Moller – Maersk A/S from 2007 to 2016 and President and Chief Executive Officer of Carlsberg A/S and Carlsberg Breweries A/S from 2001 to 2007.

Mr Andersen continues to have an interest in shipping, being one of the founders of More Ships, a ship investment company created by top names in Danish business earlier this year.

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