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[$$] Unilever veteran Alan Jope takes helm at critical time

Leila Abboud, Attracta Mooney and Arash Massoudi in London

Unilever’s new boss Alan Jope likes a challenge: every year he sets off with a pair of friends on long motorcycle journeys to locales with often punishing terrain, like the Sahara desert, Mongolia and Patagonia. , who delivered years of profitable growth and cut a familiar figure at the United Nations, but Mr Jope must also confront deep changes in the way consumers from Delhi to Dallas eat, drink and buy household products.