The company logo for Unilever is displayed on a screen on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York, U.S., February 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
CMO Keith Weed, who oversees the marketing strategy of the world’s second-biggest advertiser, announced his retirement on Thursday in a series of posts on Twitter.
“It’s with a happy and heavy heart that I’ve decided to retire from Unilever in April,” Weed said on Twitter. “It’s been over a year in planning with exciting challenges to follow.”
Choosing a successor will be a decision for the new chief executive, Alan Jope, who will take over at the start of 2019, a spokeswoman said.
Reporting by Martinne Geller; editing by David Evans