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Jacques Ferrière

Ex-Chairman & CEO at Unilever Vietnam
Paris (France) - 100 connections

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Overview

  • Current:
    Ex-Chairman & CEO at Unilever Vietnam
  • Past:
    • Marketing Director at Unilever Turkey
    • Brands Director at Industrias Lever Portuguesa Lda, Lisboa, Portugal
    • Marketing Operations Manager at Lever & Kitchen, Sydney, Australia
    • Brand Management at Lever France, Paris
  • Education:
    • Vietnam, France
  • Connection:
    100 connection(s)

Summary

Jacques Ferrière, a French national is a graduate of HEC, Paris (Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales) and a Harvard Business School AMP alumnus. He joined Unilever in 1974 and occupied various positions in the marketing management of Unilever brands in France, Australia, Portugal and Turkey.

As company Chairman & CEO, he set up and led Unilever Vietnam (1993-1999), then led Unilever Turkey and Central Asia (2000-2002). In 2003 he joined the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as Senior Advisor, responsible for the Agency's Business Linkages programme focusing on the Least Developed Countries (LDCs). The programme is now running in North-Eastern Brazil, Uganda, Tanzania and Vietnam (pilot), with new projects being developed in Africa and Latin America.

Since 2007, he shares his time between Europe as consultant for the UNCTAD "Business Linkages" programme, teaching management in Paris, and doing business consultancy work in Vietnam.

In addition to General Management of multi-country / multi-category companies, his experience includes the setting up and management of Joint Venture companies; change management programmes; company restructuring; business strategy development and implementation; supplier development programmes; SME development programmes in LDCs.

  • Job Function:
  • Industries:
    FMCG - Household / Personal Care
  • Job Level:
    C-level (CEO, CFO, CTO, President, etc.)

Experience

  • Ex-Chairman & CEO

    Unilever Vietnam
    January 1993 - January 1999 (6 years 1 month)
  • Marketing Director

    Unilever Turkey
    January 1988 - January 1992 (4 years 1 month)
  • Brands Director

    Industrias Lever Portuguesa Lda, Lisboa, Portugal
    January 1985 - January 1987 (2 years)
  • Marketing Operations Manager

    Lever & Kitchen, Sydney, Australia
    January 1983 - January 1984 (1 year)
  • Brand Management

    Lever France, Paris
    January 1974 - January 1982 (8 years 1 month)

Education

  • Vietnam (France)

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