Unilever Ireland has appointed Emily Pittman as vice president and general manager.
She will succeed Nick Johnson, who spent five years in the role and is moving to a global position within the company.
In her new role, Pittman will take responsibility for growing Unilever’s business in Ireland, working in partnership with the manufacturer’s retail and wholesale customers.
She will lead the Irish sales and marketing team and report to Sebastian Munden, Unilever’s executive vice president and general manager for the UK and Ireland.
Pittman first joined Unilever in 2017 as part of the UK and Ireland executive leadership team, where she worked from the groups London office, with responsibilities for revenue growth and strategic development.
Originally from New Zealand, Pittman will relocate to the FMCG's Irish head office in Citywest, Dublin.
“The many similarities between Ireland and my native New Zealand, particularly our shared love of rugby, makes moving to Ireland feel like coming home," Pittman said.
"I’m really looking forward to getting to know our customers, as well as my talented Irish colleagues."
'Wealth Of Experience'
Prior to joining Unilever, Pittman held senior strategy and revenue growth roles at Coca-Cola UK and Ireland and has several years’ experience working for FMCG consultancies.
"She brings a wealth of experience, energy and expertise - a combination I know will drive forward our business in Ireland,” Munden said.
Unilever portfolio includes iconic brands such as: HB ice cream, Lyons Tea, Knorr, Flora, Hellmann’s, Dove, Lynx, Persil and Cif and employs close to 100 people across two operations in Dublin and Cork.
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