Paul Polman has been CEO of Unilever since January 2009. Under his leadership Unilever has an ambitious vision to fully decouple its growth from overall environmental footprint. Paul is a member of The B-Team and the Business and Sustainable Development Commission. In 2016, Paul was asked by the UN Secretary-General to be a member of the Sustainable Development Goals Advocacy Group. In 2018, Paul was named an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) for services to business.