In Good Company

In Good Company: Unilever's Leena Nair cracks glass ceilings - again and again

In 2016, Leena Nair was promoted to chief HR officer - the 1st woman and 1st Asian to hold the key post

Ms Leena Nair says her passion for diversity and inclusion comes from personal experience.

"I know what it is to earn my place, what it is to be underestimated, what it is to be dismissed or my voice not heard enough," Unilever's chief human resources officer, responsible for more than 160,000 employees, told me recently. "I am hugely passionate about saying that in Unilever every voice matters, and every story is celebrated."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on October 07, 2018, with the headline 'Unilever's Nair cracks glass ceilings - again and again'. Subscribe