Unilever Ireland appoints new VP/general manager

Emily Pittman, Unilever Ireland's incoming general manager and vice president

Unilever Ireland has appointed Emily Pittman as general manager and vice president, where the company veteran will be tasked with growing the business by working with wholesale and retail customers.

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1 October 2019 | 0

Unilever Ireland’s incoming vice president and general manager, Emily Pittman, will be tasked with growing Unilever’s business in Ireland, particularly by working in partnership with retail and wholesale customers.

Based at the company’s head office in Citywest, Dublin, Pittman will lead the Irish sales and marketing team and report to Sebastian Munden, Unilever’s EVP and general manager for the UK and Ireland. The New Zealander joined Unilever in 2017 as part of the UK and Ireland executive leadership team with responsibilities for revenue growth and strategic development.

Welcoming her appointment, Sebastian Munden said he is delighted that Pittman would be taking up this important leadership role. “Emily brings a wealth of experience, energy and expertise,” Munden said, “a combination I know will drive forward our business in Ireland.”

Commenting on her new position, Emily Pittman said the many similarities between Ireland and New Zealand make moving to Ireland feel like coming home – including the shared love of rugby!

“I’m really looking forward to getting to know our customers as well as my talented Irish colleagues,” she said. “As one of Ireland’s largest FMCG companies, I’m excited to get started and build on the success that has already been established with some of the nation’s most loved brands. I have a strong passion for women in business and I hope I can create an example for how women can lead and be people-first, authentic leaders.”

 

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