Marc Engel is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), East Africa and Emerging Markets, Unilever. He joined Unilever in 1990, where he held various engineering and manufacturing management positions in the Netherlands between 1990 and 1993. In early 1993, Marc joined Shell in Procurement and Offshore Logistics, in the Netherlands and in Scotland.
He rejoined Unilever in 1995 at Birds Eye Walls UK as Operations Manager for their Frozen Food manufacturing facilities.
In 1998, Marc moved to the Unilever corporate centre in London to work in corporate strategy. In 1999, he moved to Brazil as Vice President Supply Chain for Ice Cream, Latin America. In 2001, Marc took over as Managing Director of the Ice Cream businesses in the Caribbean, Central America, Andina and River Plate.
In early 2004, Marc returned to the Netherlands as Vice President Supply Chain for Spreads, Dressings and Olive Oil. In 2006, he was part of the team that set up the Unilever Supply Chain Company AG in Switzerland; a nine billion Euro centralized Supply Chain Hub for Unilever.
In 2008, Marc was appointed Unilever’s first Chief Procurement Officer, responsible for the 35 billion Euro global procurement operations of all third party goods and services for the company. After five and a half years, Marc moved to Nairobi, Kenya as CEO for East Africa and the Emerging Markets, responsible for driving Africa’s accelerated growth agenda.
Since April 2013, Marc has been a Supervisory Board Member of PostNL, the Dutch postal services company with a four billion Euro turnover. He is also a Supervisory Board Member of the Dutch Sustainable Trade Initiative since October 2012. When not working, Marc enjoys golf, skiing, sailing, spending time with his kids, cooking and eating good food and a glass of good wine.
Marc will be a speaker at the AfricaTalentbank.com (ATB) Careers Fair on 6 March, 2015. To register for this event, please CLICK HERE