Alan Jope was appointed President of Unilever’s businesses across North Asia in September 2011. The region includes China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan and Korea.
Alan Jope – President, North Asia
Prior to this, Alan was Chairman of Unilever in Greater China since 2009.
His previous senior roles include global category leader for several of Unilever’s Foods categories, and President of Unilever’s Home & Personal Care business in North America – both based just outside New York City.
From 1999 to 2000, Alan was in Chicago as Vice President of Marketing for Unilever's Helene Curtis business. Prior to that, from 1995 to 1998, he served as VP, Personal Care for Unilever Thailand with additional responsibility for Hair Care in Asia Pacific.
Earlier, Alan worked in a number of sales and marketing roles in London and the US after joining Unilever in 1985.
Alan has a bachelor of commerce with honours from Edinburgh University, Scotland. He also graduated from Harvard Business School’s General Management Program in 2001.
Alan lives in Pudong, Shanghai with his wife and their three children.