Executive Vice President & General Manager, Unilever UK & Ireland
He has led Unilever’s UK & Ireland business unit since 2017, pioneering more agile ways of working, and building digital and data-driven capability which have enabled new growth for the business. He champions cross-industry collaboration on packaging, waste and decarbonisation, and is a strong advocate for diversity, youth employment and social mobility programmes.
Sebastian is on the Champion’s Board of the Inclusive Economy Partnership (Government, business and civil society working together to unleash potential through a more inclusive society); has joined the Steering Group for Movement To Work (a collaboration of leading employers committed to tackling youth unemployment) and is Deputy Chair of the UK Advertising Association, and Chair of its Ad Net Zero Climate Change Steering Group.
Prior to his appointment to lead the Unilever UK & Ireland business, Sebastian held senior roles in Unilever across the USA and Europe before being appointed Vice President of the Laundry Category for Europe in 2008 and head of the Global Marketing Operations Team in 2012. He joined Unilever in 1990 as a marketing trainee at Lever Brothers in the UK after studying English Language and Literature at Merton College, Oxford. He is married to Elisabeth and has two adult children.