Unilever Names Heiko Schipper as President of Nutrition Business GroupUnilever Names Heiko Schipper as President of Nutrition Business Group
  • Heiko Schipper to Lead Unilever’s Nutrition Business Starting May 2024


London, U.K. – Unilever Friday announced the appointment of Heiko Schipper as President of its Nutrition Business Group, effective 1 May 2024.

Schipper, currently the President of Bayer Consumer Health, brings extensive experience in the global foods and nutrition industry.

Schipper’s appointment is a strategic move for Unilever, aligning with its ambitions to accelerate growth in its Nutrition business segment. With his proven track record and extensive industry experience, Schipper is expected to bring valuable insights and strategies to further establish Unilever as a leader in the global foods and nutrition space.

Heiko Schipper’s career began at Nestlé, where he spent over two decades in various sales and marketing roles across Asia. His journey at Nestlé culminated in his appointment as CEO of their global Nutrition business division in 2014. Schipper’s transition to Bayer in 2018 marked a significant phase in his career, where he has been instrumental in driving substantial performance enhancements, leading to industry-topping growth for Bayer’s Consumer Health division

Hein Schumacher, CEO of Unilever, expressed high confidence in Schipper’s abilities:

“Heiko is a global business leader with deep expertise and experience of the foods and nutrition industry and a long track record of delivering sustained high performance,” said Schumacher.


Unilever’s focus on expanding its Nutrition business comes at a time when global consumers are increasingly prioritizing health and wellness. The company’s decision to bring in a seasoned leader like Schipper underlines its commitment to adapting and thriving in this evolving market landscape.

By Lisa Luckas

Lisa Luckas is a Sr. Business News Editor at Nobot.News.

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