What does it mean to lead a multi-stakeholder company? The case of Unilever
Special Session with IAB Members
8:50-9:00 - Welcome
Franz Heukamp, Dean, IESE
09:00-10:00 What does it mean to lead a multi-stakeholder company? The case of Unilever
Unilever is one of the leading companies in the world in terms of combining economic performance, talent development and sustainability. In this session, Paul Polman will discuss how he introduced the notion of multi-stakeholder company at Unilever, and how it changed its culture, strategy and organization. Jordi Canals will discuss with him the implications of these issues for the governance and management of Unilever, based on a recent IESE Case prepared on Unilever : “Unilever: The role of the board of directors and the CEO in governance and strategy” (IESE Publishing, 2018).
Speaker: Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever (2009-2018), Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce, Vice Chair United Nations Global Compact
Moderator: Jordi Canals, IESE Foundation Professor of Corporate Governance
10:00-11:00 The Impact of Geopolitics on the CEOs Role
IESE's International Advisory Board will share their views on the current global economic landscape and on business developments and opportunities around the world. They will discuss how geopolitics is affecting the role of the CEO, and ultimately how all this will impact society.
Ibukun Awosika, Chairman, First Bank of Nigeria
Denise Kingsmill, Member of the House of Lords; Chairman of the Board, Monzo and Member of the Board, Inditex (participation tbc)
Stanley Motta, Chairman, Motta International
George Yeo, Chairman, Kerry Holdings Limited; China & Former Prime Minister for Foreign Affairs
Moderator: Eric Weber, Associate Dean, IESE