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[$$] Unilever’s new boss commits to 2020 targets set by predecessor

Leila Abboud

Unilever’s incoming chief executive Alan Jope has said he will keep the targets for sales growth and profit margin improvement set by his predecessor, removing a key area of investor concern ahead of a leadership change. Mr Jope relayed the message at an investor day held by Unilever in Mumbai on Tuesday, and a company spokesperson confirmed it to the Financial Times. The 54-year old Unilever lifer, who has been running its beauty and personal care division since 2014, will take over from current chief executive Paul Polman in January.