Unilever finds replacement for CFO post

Consumer goods giant Unilever has brought in a new chief financial officer to start in the New Year. Jean-Marc Huet, currently the CFO at Bristol-Myers Squibb, will take up the role on 1 January 2010, following the resignation of Jim Lawrence last week, who is leaving after just over two years in the position, having lost out to Paul Polman in the race to become chief executive last year. The 40-year-old Huet will be proposed for election to the boards of Unilever NV and plc at the AGMs in May 2010. Huet has been CFO at Bristol-Myers Squibb since March 2008, and was previously CFO for Royal Numico, and executive director of investment banking services at Goldman Sachs International. Polman, said Huet is joining the company at an exciting time. Meanwhile, Huet will be replaced at Bristol-Myers on an interim basis by Charles Bancroft, currently the company's vice president of finance for its global biopharmaceutical business.
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