The new Africa Hub Office will be based in a state of the art office
in Atholl Towers in Sandton.  This is a 5-star green rated modern and
sustainable office that will serve as a collaboration space for
Unilever’s Africa leadership and its partners across the continent.

“As a truly pan-African company we see the future of African business in collaboration, breaking down boundaries and exchanges of talent,” said Bruno
Witvoet, Unilever Africa president. “That’s why we set up a new African Hub
Office and, as a 
thriving well connected African capital, Johannesburg is the
ideal location. We look forward to working from here with our partners,
customers and suppliers to use our great brands to help build a brighter future
for Africa.”

Collaboration


The new Unilever Africa Hub office will be predominantly staffed by Unilever
staff with pan-African responsibilities and act as a collaboration and
co-working space that can tap into the detailed African knowledge of a company
with sales in every corner of the continent of iconic foods, refreshments,
personal and homecare brands like Knorr, Lipton, Omo, Sunlight and
Pepsodent. 


“Not only is this a modern open plan collaborative environment for our
pan-Africa staff to operate at the heart of the changing retail, marketing and
consumer landscape in Africa,”
added Witvoet, “it’s also a springboard for
our South African talent into Africa and for our global and African talent to
contribute in turn to the growing body of knowledge on African business here in
South Africa.”


The Unilever Africa Hub office will focus on pan African coordination and
strategy with existing Unilever businesses continuing to operate unchanged in
key markets across the continent, developing and building on their deep local
roots.

That includes Unilever South Africa, which is headquartered in Durban and is a
company deeply proud of its South African heritage selling consumers affordable
and high quality brands for over 100 years.

Unilever South Africa is one of the largest FMCG companies in South Africa. The
company is over 100 years old, with brands like Sunlight, OMO, Lux, Knorr,
Vaseline, Shield, Sunsilk, Flora, and so on, that are household names
throughout the country. Unilever South Africa has over 3 500 direct employees
based across two offices and seven manufacturing locations in South Africa. The
company has a created a further 10,000 plus indirect jobs through its value
chain.

Source: Bizcommunity