Paul Polman has been appointed as Chair of the Board, and Dr Vivienne Cox will join him as Vice-Chair. The new appointments underline Saïd Business School’s commitment to champion business as a solution to the world’s most pressing problems.
Paul Polman will chair the School’s Board, a fourteen-member governance group including representatives of business, the University, alumni, faculty and staff. Polman has helped to define a new era of responsible capitalism as the driving force behind Unilever’s ten-year Sustainable Living Plan, an ambitious strategy which challenged the corporate status quo. As a member of the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council, Vice-Chair of the UN Global Compact, and Co-Chair of the B-Team, Polman has demonstrated his commitment, shared by the School, to deliver cutting-edge research and educate present and future leaders to take on the toughest challenges facing society today.