Prior to her retirement from Unilever in 2019, Gina led the business delivery of $10B in revenue across all categories (food and beverage, personal care, home care) in the USA. Formerly she led the UK & Ireland business, the 4th largest market for Unilever. Prior to that, Gina was responsible for the multi-billion dollar Personal Care portfolio for Unilever North America.
Gina joined Unilever in 2011 following the acquisition of Alberto Culver, where she was President, Global Brands, overseeing marketing, R&D, packaging and insights across such brands as TRESemmé, NeXXus, VO5 and St. Ives. In 2004, Gina was COO of Avon North America, and previously held senior positions at Ford Motor Company and Estee Lauder Companies.
Gina serves on the boards of Manpower Inc. (NYSE: MAN), Wolverine (NYSE: WWW) and Acco Brands (NYSE: ACCO). She is a former President of the Yale University Council and a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute.
Gina has been recognized as a “Woman to Watch” by Advertising Age, “Marketer of the Year” and “50 Most Influential People in Beauty” by Women’s Wear Daily, “Top 50 2015 Brand Innovator”, and “Achiever of the Year” by Cosmetic Executive Women. Gina was awarded “2017 Directors to Watch” from Directors & Boards as well as “2018 Most Influential Corporate Directors” by Women Inc.