Luc-Olivier Marquet

Executive Vice President, Unilever South Africa

Luc-Olivier Marquet

Luc-Olivier Marquet, Executive Vice President of Unilever South Africa has 27 years' experience in the FMCG industry, most of which was spent in developing and emerging markets.

A French national, Luco worked for the L’Oreal group in Europe, Mexico, Puerto Rico, Miami and the Philippines until 2013 and led as the President and Managing Director of L’Oreal in the Philippines.
His background includes working in Marketing (Brand Building and Brand Development), before moving to Customer Development as a Key Account Manager, then into Travel Retail (Europe and Americas). He has 10 years' experience as a Country Managing Director with L’Oreal.

He joined Unilever in August 2013 as Vice President for Unilever West Africa and Vice Chairman for the Board of Unilever Ghana Limited.

He was Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Unilever Cote D’Ivoire. In that role, he was responsible for developing Unilever business in the 13 countries west of Nigeria, which includes 3 operating companies (Ghana, Cote D’Ivoire, and Niger) and representation offices.