Vittorio Colao to join Unilever boards
Mr. Colao will be proposed for election at the Unilever N.V. AGM to be held on April 29, 2015 and the Unilever PLC AGM to be held on April 30, 2015 on the basis that, if elected, his appointment will take effect on July 1, 2015.
Mr. Colao has been a member of the Vodafone Board since 2006, and Chief Executive since 2008. He joined Omnitel Pronto Italia in 1996, which subsequently became Vodafone Italy, and he was appointed Chief Executive in 1999.
He was appointed regional Chief Executive Officer, Southern Europe for Vodafone Group Plc in 2001, became a member of the Board in 2002 and was appointed to the role of Regional Chief Executive Officer for Southern Europe, Middle East and Africa for Vodafone in 2003.
In 2004 Mr. Colao left Vodafone to join RCS MediaGroup, the leading Italian publishing company, where he was Chief Executive until he rejoined Vodafone as CEO, Europe and Deputy Chief Executive in 2006. ■