News round-up: this week in governance
Business responsibility; the rise of greenhushing; getting to the bottom of dual-class share structures; CEOs; Sir Win Bischoff (1941-2023).
Unilever appoints new CEO
Hein Schumacher, who joined Unilever as a non-executive director in October last year, will replace Alan Jope as chief executive officer.
Bob Iger returns as Disney CEO
Iger, who led Disney from 2005 until 2020 as its chair and CEO, takes over from Bob Chapek, who has stepped down.
PUMA promotes Arne Freundt to CEO
Currently chief commercial officer, Freundt will take over as chief executive and chair of the management board.
Comptoir appoints CEO
Nick Ayerst joins the Lebanese restaurant chain owner from LEON, taking over from interim CEO Jean-Michel Orieux.
De Beers Group announces co-chair and new chief executive
Al Cook will replace Bruce Cleaver as CEO at the global diamond corporation, while Cleaver moves to the role of co-chairman.
Shell confirms CEO transition
Wael Sawan, currently head of Shell’s gas and renewables business, will take over from Ben van Beurden at the end of the year.
Serco announces CEO designate
Mark Irwin will take the helm from Rupert Soames, who is retiring after nine years at the UK government contractor.
Mary Dillon becomes Foot Locker CEO
Dillon takes over the helm from Richard Johnson, who is retiring after eight years as the global sports retailer’s chief executive officer.
BNY Mellon’s Pershing appoints CEO of EMEA
Cécile Nagel joins from EuroCCP and will be based in BNY Mellon Pershing’s London headquarters in Canary Wharf.