Unilever poaches Revlon CEO to replace long-standing President

By Becky Bargh 4-Dec-2019

Amanda Sourry has been with the personal care conglomerate for more than 30 years

Unilever owns beauty brands including Hourglass, Simple and Dove

Amanda Sourry / Image: via LinkedIn

Unilever’s North America President Amanda Sourry has stepped away from the business after 30 years at the helm.

According to the personal conglomerate, Sourry is leaving to pursue new opportunities.

Fabian Garcia, former President and CEO of Revlon, who joined the company three years ago, will assume the role from 1 January 2020.

“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Amanda for her significant contribution to Unilever over so many years,” said Unilever’s CEO Alan Jope.

“Her strategic clarity, operational experience and passion for developing talent have made her one of the company’s best leaders of recent times.

“We wish her all the for the future.”

Sourry is expected to support Garcia during a transition period in early 2020.

Jope continued: “I would also like to extend a warm welcome to Fabian, a truly global and purpose-driven business leader, who brings to Unilever deep experience of the consumer goods industry in North America and many other markets, as well as an impressive track record of high performance.”

Garcia previously worked at Chanel and Colgate Palmolive.

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Unilever has also promoted Middle Europe Executive VP, Conny Braams, as its Chief Digital and Marketing Officer.