Annemarieke de Haan has been appointed as the general manager of Unilever Malaysia and Singapore. She was previously vice president for home and personal care at Unilever Indonesia, a role she has held for about two years and eight months.
De Haan has served the company for about 18 years, holding different roles in areas such as brand development and category management.
At the same time, speaking exclusively to A+M, Rakesh Mohan, executive vice president of Unilever Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia and Laos Unilever Malaysia, Singapore, Myanmar, Cambodia said he is retiring on 31 December 2017. Based in Kuala Lumpur, Mohan's role include "developing nascent markets and categories, and building an organisation for the future while maintaining short term business goals."
Mohan who is also chairman of Unilever Malaysia, joined Unilever since 1990 as area sales manager has held various roles within the organisation over the years. Prior to his current role, he was the chairman and managing director of Unilever Bangladesh from January 2007 to December 2011. During those five years, he successfully developed and executed the business strategy which resulted in the company more than trebling its sales turnover and profits, according to his LinkedIn.
On his retirement, Mohan said, "It feels very nice to retire on a high with all businesses doing exceedingly well. The real legacy I leave behind are not my business achievements but the memories in the hearts of people who benefited and learnt from me. Nothing in life is permanent. It is now time for me to set sails to discover new destinations!"
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