Three new non-executive directors will be proposed for election at the Unilever's AGMs in Rotterdam on 15 May 15 and in London on May 16 2007.
These are: Genevieve Berger, a Professor of biophysics and medical imaging at Paris University and chairman of the health advisory board for the EU Commissioner for Research; Narayana Murthy, co-founder and chairman of Infosys Technologies; and Hixonia Nyasulu, a non-executive director of Sasol and Anglo Platinum and an advisory board member of JP Morgan South Africa.
The following directors will also be offering themselves for re-election: Leon Brittan, Patrick Cescau, Wim Dik, Charles Golden, Kees van der Graaf, Byron Grote, Ralph Kugler, David Simon, Jean-Cyril Spinetta, Kees Storm and Jeroen van der Veer.
At the same time, Rudy Markham (60) chief financial officer, will retire. His successor will be announced in due course. Lynda Chalker, non-executive director and chairman of the Corporate Responsibility and Reputation Committee, will also be retiring.