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Amal Cabraal new Chairman

Amal Cabraal, presently the Brands Director of the company has been appointed Chairman of Unilever Sri Lanka with effect from 1 September 2006.

Amal Cabraal, presently the Brands Director of the company has been appointed Chairman of Unilever Sri Lanka with effect from 1 September 2006. He becomes only the second Sri Lankan to hold this position in nearly 70 years of Unilever’s presence in the country and follows after nearly 20 years since Stanley Jayawardena retired in 1987. Ehsan Malik its present Chairman moves on as Chairman Unilever Pakistan. In five years under Ehsan Malik’s stewardship, the company has more than doubled in size, making the Sri Lankan operation among the fastest growing Unilever businesses in Asia.

Commenting on the change, Ehsan Malik said "Amal Cabraal is an accomplished marketing professional who has been with the business for over two decades - here in Sri Lanka, the UK, India and Bangladesh. During this time he has held several key senior management positions in Marketing and Sales, including the last eight as a Board member. I am confident that with his experience, he will be able to take the business to new heights.

" Reacting to his appointment, Amal Cabraal said "Indeed I am very happy and consider it an honour and privilege to lead Unilever Sri Lanka as its next Chairman. Ehsan with his dynamic leadership leaves behind a highly motivated and skilled team and I look forward to working with them in taking this company forward".

Present in 150 countries across the world, Unilever's mission is to add vitality to life. It meets everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life. In Sri Lanka it is one of the largest consumer goods companies. There is hardly a household that does not use one or more of its well-known brands such as Sunlight, Astra, Lifebuoy, Lux, Signal, Lipton and others.

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