Alan Jope was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2019. He joined Unilever in the UK in 1985. Before being appointed as CEO, he served as President of Unilever’s Beauty & Personal Care Division from 2014. He also worked in leadership roles in North America for 14 years and Asia for 13 years. He is a Vice Chair of the World Business Council for Sustainable Development Executive Committee, a member of the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council. He is Chair of the Generation Unlimited Board of Trustees, a Vice Chair of the Unstereotype Alliance and a private sector Steering Committee member of the UN’s Generation Equality campaign. He holds a BA Hons in Commerce from Edinburgh University and graduated from Harvard Business School's General Management Program in 2001.