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President, Customer Development, Unilever
Gina is currently, President of Customer Development for Unilever USA. This includes the responsibility for setting the strategic direction of the Customer Development Organization and business delivery of over $10B in revenue across all Unilever categories.
Gina led the UK & Ireland business, the 4th largest market in Unilever. Previously she led the multi-billion dollar Personal Care portfolio for Unilever North America, which is made up of hair, skin, and deodorant categories.
Prior to Unilever acquiring Alberto Culver in 2011, Gina was President, Global Brands for this $3.7B market cap company where she oversaw all global brands, such as TRESemmé, NeXXus, VO5 and St. Ives. In 2004, Gina was Chief Operating Officer of Avon North America, and previously held senior positions at Ford Motor Company and Estee Lauder Companies.
Gina serves on the boards of Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN) and Wolverine (NYSE: WWW). She is a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, a member of the Chicago Network, and President of the Yale University Council.
Gina has been recognized as a “Woman to Watch” by Advertising Age, “Marketer of the Year” and “50 Most Influential People in Beauty” by Women’s Wear Daily, “Top 50 2015 Brand Innovator” and “Achiever of the Year” by Cosmetic Executive Women.