#WhereLeadersAreMade: Pheodor Mundia, Senior Global Sustainability Manager, Functions and Business Innovation at Unilever

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Caption: Pheodor is an experienced marketer in the Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry, and a turnaround commercial leader with a track record of driving brands back to profitability and growth. He holds a degree in International Business Administration in Marketing from USIU-Africa.

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Pheodor Mundia Njoroge is the Senior Global Sustainability Manager, Functions and Business Innovation for Unilever tasked with driving digital and financial inclusion.

Before this he was a Strategic Business Manager to the Managing Director and has been instrumental in crafting the 2021 – 2026 strategy for six East African countries with over 300 million consumers. He joined Unilever from SABMiller/AB InBev, one of the world’s largest brewers, managing all their brands in Kenya. Before this he worked at Google Cloud Computing, where he started his career driving the uptake of Google Cloud services.

Pheodor has also served as the Marketing Manager for Sunlight, the number one home care brand in East Africa, with key highlights during his tenure being driving market leadership in the laundry category and launching the first 100% recycled bottle in Africa for Sunlight scourer.

An experienced marketer in the fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) industry, and a turnaround commercial leader with a track record of driving brands back to profitability and growth, he has held several roles in Marketing, including leading OMO back to growth after a decade of decline and being the only cell that grew globally. He has also led the shopper and customer marketing teams in Uganda and Rwanda as well as the skin care category team.

He is the immediate former Chairman of the Marketing Society of Kenya, leading the Board and Society with a membership of over 3000 marketers through which he co-founded the National Business Compact on COVID-19 (NBCC). Through NBCC, he led a COVID-19 behavior change campaign reaching 15 million East Africans raising over 4 million euros.

Mr. Mundia holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business Administration in Marketing from United States International University-Africa and is currently pursuing a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategic Planning at the University of Edinburgh Business School – UK. His purpose is to offer a platform to individuals to unleash their potential through offering solutions that impact lives positively.

In his free time, he restores his 1965 Opel Rekord classic car, travels with his family and enjoys live bands.

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