By  on December 17, 2009

LONDON — Unilever has named Jean-Marc Huet as its chief financial officer.

Huet, who has been cfo of Bristol-Myers Squibb since March 2008, will join the Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Jan. 1. Unilever last week announced that Jim Lawrence, its current cfo, would leave the company at the end of the year.

Huet, 40, will be proposed for election to Unilever plc and Unilever NV’s boards at an annual general meeting in May. His résumé also includes a stint as cfo of Royal Numico NV and as executive director of investment banking services at Goldman Sachs International.

“[Huet] joins Unilever at an exciting time,” stated Paul Polman, the company’s chief executive officer. “His background and expertise will be important in helping us realize the growth ambitions we have for the future.”

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