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Unilever Lecture - UK Competitiveness

5.30-7.00PM, Ramphal Lecture Theatre (R0.21)

As head of the UK arm of one of the world's leading consumer goods companies, Richard Greenhalgh is ideally placed to comment on many of the challenges facing UK business.

Taking UK competitiveness as his theme, he will look at the continually changing environment in which all companies operate.

In particular, he will address the challenges and opportunities facing a UK business that is part of an increasingly pan-European supply chain; as well as the implications more generally for UK companies as they seek to enhance their competitive advantage in Europe.

This lecture will be of particular interest to students and academics from the Warwick Business School and MBA, Economics, Politics and International Studies, Law, Science and Engineering students.

There will be a reception after the event in the foyer of the Ramphal Building, this is an excellent opportunity to meet key figures from Unilever UK.

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About Richard Greenhalgh

Richard, who studied history and social anthropology at Christ's College, Cambridge, has worked for Unilever for over 30 years, including spells in Africa and continental Europe. He was Deputy Director of Personnel for Unilever before becoming Chairman of Unilever UK in 1998.

Alongside his work with Unilever, Richard has become widely known in the UK and overseas for his active role in areas such as education, diversity and leadership. He is Chairman of the National College for School Leadership and the British Quality Foundation, and Deputy President of British Executive Service Overseas. He also sits on the Boards of The International Chamber of Commerce, as well as serving as a Trustee of the British Occupational Health Research Foundation, and a member of the CBI president's committee council and the London Business School Advisory Board. He is a frequent press commentator and conference speaker on issues related to all these roles.

Richard is married, and his wife is a teacher and magistrate. His interests include opera and badminton.

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