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BT appoints Nair to board

Paul Lipscombe
July 1, 2019

Nair has held a number of HR roles at Unilever since joining in 1992

BT has announced the
appointment of Leena Nair to its board as a non-executive director.

Nair begins her role on
July 10 and will also act as a member of the Remuneration Committee,
the Nominations Committee and the Digital Impact and Sustainability
Committee.

Since March 2016 Nair
has been chief human resources officer at Unilever, where she has the
overall responsibility for the global people agenda for Unilever’s
160,000 employees.

Nair is also a member
of Unilever’s leadership executive and has been a non-executive
director of the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial
Strategy since last year. She is also chair of its Nominations and
Governance Committee.

Prior to her current role, Nair has held a number of senior HR roles at Unilever, including senior VP for Leadership and Organisational Development and Global Head of Diversity.

Nair has also been
executive director of Hindustan Unilever and VP for HR in South Asia.

BT chairman Jan du
Plessis has welcomed her appointment: “We are delighted to welcome
Leena to BT. She brings a deep understanding of the strategic and
practical challenges of driving large scale cultural transformation,
making her an excellent addition to the board.”

Nair added: “I am
delighted to be invited to join board of BT, an iconic company. I am
looking forward to making a contribution to shape the future of this
exciting business in a dynamic sector.”

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