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Ricardo Martin
VP, Beauty & Personal Care & GM Kalina
Unilever Russia Ukraine & Belorus

MOSCOW, RUSSIA // Ricardo Martin, Vice President for Unilever’s Beauty & Personal Care Division, oversees Unilever’s most dynamic Division in one of its top markets in the world, Russia. In his role, he also double hats as the general manager for ‘Kalina’, the Russian market leader in face care & beauty.

Throughout his extensive international career, he has worked with several iconic brands including Dove, Axe, Ben & Jerry’s, Rexona and Knorr. He has helped build these brands, from bases in Buenos Aires, Prague, London, New York, Toronto and now Moscow.

During his past 2 posts, he’s developed a love for abominably strong winters. Ricardo left a career in sports where he played 1st Division rugby, to embark himself into the world of brands and people. From his time in sports he’s developed a passion for building high performing teams.

Over the years, he has lead teams delivering turnaround for Unilever businesses in North America & CEE, as well as also developing multiple award-winning campaigns, including at the Effies & Cannes. Ricardo holds an MBA jointly issued by the London School of Economics, HEC Paris & NYU Stern.