Appointed chief HR officer for Unilever in 2016, Leena has worked for the nutrition and personal care giant since 1992 after joining as a trainee. The first female CHRO in the business’s history, she is a leading voice on the future of HR, and has appeared at the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Dr. Alan Watkins is the founder and CEO of Complete Coherence, a consultancy that specialises in developing enlightening leadership through individual and team development. Originally training as a physician and neuroscientist, Alan has integrated his approach to leadership development with learnings from many diverse fields. He has worked with many senior leaders in FTSE 100 and 250 businesses, and has recently worked with Leena, using the principles of network analysis in better understanding Unilever’s workforce.
In the podcast, we discuss Leena’s path to becoming the CHRO of Unilvever, the future of the HR profession, and why leaders in the function must put their employee’s wellbeing at the heart of what they do.