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Answering the call

Distinguished Speaker Seminar

New School Board Chairman - Paul Polman

World challenges: Oxford Answers. Paul Polman on how and why Oxford, and we all, should be answering this call.

Event Schedule

  • 17:30 - Registration and pre-talk drinks
  • 18:45 - Event starts
  • 19:45 - Close

About the speaker

Paul Polman was Unilever CEO for over ten years and has worked in the consumer goods industry for almost four decades. During his tenure, Unilever delivered consistent top and bottom line growth ahead of its markets. Its focus on successfully pioneering a new model of sustainable growth served the needs of its many stakeholders and created excellent returns for its shareholders, delivering a Total Shareholder Return of 290% over that period. 

Paul is Chair of the International Chamber of Commerce, a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, Chair of The B-Team, Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact, Chair of the Global Advisory Board of One Young World, and a board member of the Consumer Goods Forum. He has been on the Board of Dow since 2010 and DowDuPont since 2017.