All Ireland Marketing Champion 2021
Unilever April Redmond
April joined Unilever in 2017 as Global Brand VP. Her responsibilities include annual delivery of the global brand vision, strategy, and plan for Knorr, Unilever’s second largest brand, spanning Europe, North America, Latin America, Africa, Middle East, and Asia. She sits on the Unilever Foods & Refreshment leadership team, shaping the overall business strategy for the Division that contributes more than 19 billion in revenue to Unilever. Prior to this, April held senior international marketing, innovation, and eComm leadership roles across a range of companies, including Kerry Foods, The Coca-Cola Company, Diageo, and Dell. April and her teams have won numerous awards for Marketing Effectiveness and Creativity: IAPI Awards for Effectiveness; Cannes Lions Awards; All Ireland Marketing Team of the Year, Advertising, and Brand Campaign Awards; and The Coca-Cola Company Worldwide Award for Marketing Excellence, to name a few. She is a Fellow of the Marketing Institute of Ireland as well as the International Women’s Foundation and The Marketing Academy. She is a self-professed foodie who holds a Graduate Diploma in Gastronomy from Le Cordon Bleu, and a B.S. Degree from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts. She is a passionate driver of bold actions to fix the broken food system; and is one of the visionaries behind the Future 50 Foods report developed in conjunction with the World Wildlife Foundation – a tangible solution to decrease the environmental impact of our food while increasing the nutritional value of our meals. To date this watershed report has driven over 5.7 billion earned media impressions in more than 95 countries. In February 2021, April launched World Eat for Good day to commemorate the 2nd anniversary of the Report – a day that Unilever and its partners will now dedicate every year to raising widespread awareness of the impact that our food choices have on the environment. April is passionate about Nature, Creativity, and Diversity & Inclusion. April currently lives in The Hague with her proudly Irish family – husband, 13-year-old daughter and 2 lively Cockapoos.