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Dave Lewis to join Tesco as CEO

Staff writer | Cheshunt, United Kingdom | July 21, 2014
Dave LewisJuly 21, 2014, Cheshunt, United Kingdom - Tesco plc announces that Dave Lewis will join the board of Tesco as chief executive officer in succession to Philip Clarke, effective October 1, 2014.
Mr. Lewis joined Unilever in 1987 after completing a BA (Hons) in Business Studies at Trent business School, Nottingham. Over nearly 28 years he has worked in a variety of roles with Unilever, which have taken him across greater Europe, Asia and the Americas. His last three roles were Chairman for Unilever in the UK and Ireland, President for the Americas and his current role as Global President, Personal Care.

During his career Mr. Lewis has been responsible for a number of business turnarounds (e.g. Home and Personal Care Central and Eastern Europe, Unilever UK/Ireland), as well as leadership in areas of significant strategic priority (e.g. Laundry Latin America, Personal Care Indonesia/ S.E. Asia and Global Personal Care). He is a Non-Executive Director of British Sky Broadcasting Group plc.

Philip Clarke will continue as Chief Executive until October 1, 2014, when he will step down from the Board but will continue to be available to support the transition until the end of January 2015.

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