Kees Kruythoff

Kees Kruythoff was appointed President of Unilever’s North America cluster in September 2011, after senior roles with the company in Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Kees KruythoffPresident, North America

Kees Kruythoff was appointed President of Unilever’s North America cluster in September 2011.

Kees has enjoyed a long career history with Unilever, working in senior roles for the company since the 1990s, based in countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Most recently, Kees was CEO of Unilever Brazil, the second-largest Unilever business, where he was nominated as one of the country’s top leaders in sustainability.

Between 2004 and 2008, Kees was based in South Africa as CEO of Unilever Foods, during which time he took part in a nationwide programme to bring together business, government and non-governmental organisations.

In 2002, he joined the Board of Unilever Bestfoods in Asia, tasked with building Unilever’s foods and beverages brands across the continent.

Kees is married with four daughters and enjoys travel, sports and spending time with his family.