Marc Engel

Chief Supply Chain Officer, Unilever

Marc Engel holds the position of Chief Supply Chain Officer at Unilever. In his 25+ year career with Unilever, Marc has worked in the Netherlands, Singapore, the UK, Brazil, Switzerland and Kenya. He has extensive experience in supply-chain operations, covering procurement, logistics, finance and strategy development. Prior to being Chief Supply Chain Officer Marc had an executive leadership role in Unilever’s East Africa business where he was responsible for laying the foundations for accelerated growth. He has an MSc in applied physics from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. He was elected multiple times as supply chain officer of the year. His motto: “a global citizen wanting to make a contribution to make this world a better place. Making a difference by always trying to do the right thing.”

“I worked with IDH in East Africa and in my current role. I was in Davos early 2020, when we launched the IDH Farmfit Fund together with IDH. What I said then and what I say now is that IDH is one of the few organizations I know that is both mission driven and action oriented. IDH gets things done. They speak business language and see business as a driving force for sustainable change. I like that thinking. It works. I am happy to be back.”

Marc Engel was a member of the IDH Supervisory Board from 2009 to 2012.