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Gina recently led the business delivery of $10B in revenue across all Unilever categories in the USA, until her retirement on October 2019. Formerly she led the UK & Ireland business, the 4th largest market for Unilever. Prior to that, Gina was responsible for the multi-billion dollar Personal Care portfolio for Unilever North America.
Gina joined Unilever in 2011 following its acquisition of Alberto Culver, where she was President, Global Brands, overseeing brands, such as TRESemmé, NeXXus, VO5 and St. Ives. In 2004, Gina was COO of Avon North America, and previously held senior positions at Ford Motor Company and Estee Lauder Companies.
Gina serves on the boards of Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), Wolverine (NYSE: WWW) and private boards including Beautycounter and Geltor Inc. She is President of the Yale University Council, and a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.
Gina has been recognized as a “Woman to Watch” by Advertising Age, “Marketer of the Year” and “50 Most Influential People in Beauty” by Women’s Wear Daily, “Top 50 2015 Brand Innovator” and “Achiever of the Year” by Cosmetic Executive Women. Gina ranked as the top female executive on The Grocer 2017 Power List in the UK and was awarded 2017 Directors to Watch from Directors & Boards.