Unilever’s Paul Polman Joins International Advisory Board

New appointments to IESE IAB


Paul Polman

Unilever CEO Paul Polman, during the Continuing Education Session, "Leadership in a Turbulent and Global World." / Photo: Quim Roser

Unilever CEO, Paul Polman, has joined IESE’s International Advisory Board (IAB), a governing body which advises IESE on trends and advances in leadership and management training.

Two other senior executives also join the IAB: Benita Ferrero-Waldner, Advisory Council President of Cremades & Calvo Sotelo, and Ibukun Awosika, CEO of The Chair Centre Group.

With these new appointments, the IAB is now made up of 38 prominent business leaders, including Isak Andic (Mango), Stanley Motta (Motta international), Michael Camdessus (Banque de France), Rafael del Pino (Ferrovial); Mariano Puig (Fundación Puig), Mar Raventós (Codorniu), Siegfried Russwurm (Siemens), Roberto Servitje (Bimbo), Martin Sorrell (WPP Group), Francesco Vanni d'Archirafi (Citi), Werner Wenning (Bayer), Bruno di Leo (IBM), George Yeo (Kerry Group), and Ermenegildo Zegna.

IESE’s International Advisory Board was founded in 1989 with the objective of analyzing the socioeconomic context in which businesses operate, as well as needs, trends and advances in leadership and management training. Led by IESE Dean, Professor Jordi Canals, the board is composed of entrepreneurs and business leaders from continental Europe, the United Kingdom, the Americas, Africa and Asia.

The IAB meets regularly to assess the socioeconomic context in which companies operate, the evolution of business management around the world and the challenges and opportunities related to training new leaders.

IESE’s International Advisory Board meets this week at IESE’s Barcelona campus, and a special session will be held for executive alumni.