Unilever has announced the promotion of Emily Pittman as Vice President and General Manager for its Irish division.
Pittman will be based at the company’s Dublin HQ and take responsibility for Unilever’s growing business in Ireland, leading the Irish sales and marketing team. Pittman joined Unilever in 2017 from Coca Cola where she held senior strategy and revenue growth roles. She succeeds Nick Johnson, which is moving to a global position within the company.
“We’re delighted that Emily is taking up this important leadership role. She brings a wealth of experience, energy and expertise – a combination I know will drive forward our business in Ireland,” said Sebastian Munden, Unilever EVP and General Manager for the UK and Ireland.
“The many similarities between Ireland and my native New Zealand, particularly our shared love of rugby and ice cream, make moving to Ireland feel like coming home,” said Pittman. “I’m really looking forward to getting to know the people that buy our products, as well as my talented Irish colleagues. 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 and purpose driven brands. I have a real passion for women in business and I’m excited to build a strong network within Ireland.”