Kees Kruythoff

kees-kruythoffKees Kruythoff, the new Chairman of the Enactus Board of Directors, was appointed President of Unilever’s North America cluster in September 2011. He has enjoyed a long career history with Unilever, working in senior roles for the company since the 1990s, based in countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Most recently, Kees was CEO of Unilever Brazil, the second-largest Unilever business, where he was nominated as one of the country’s top leaders in sustainability. Between 2004 and 2008, Kees was based in South Africa as CEO of Unilever Foods, during which time he took part in a nationwide program to bring together business, government and non-governmental organizations. In 2002, he joined the Board of Unilever Bestfoods in Asia, tasked with building Unilever’s foods and beverages brands across the continent. He serves as a Member of the worldwide board of directors at Enactus and Board member of Grocery Manufacturing Association. He served as a Member of Board of Governors at GS1 US, Inc. Kees is married with four daughters and enjoys travel, sports and spending time with his family.