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BSkyB appoints Unilever exec as director

UK pay TV operator BSkyB has appointed Dave Lewis to its board as an independent non-executive Director.

The appointment follows Jacques Nasser’s retirement from the Board after BSkyB’s AGM on November 1.

Lewis is president, personal care, for Unilever, where he also sits on the Unilever Leadership Executive. He joined Unilever as a graduate trainee in 1987 and has held a variety of senior roles in Europe, South America and Asia, including president for the Americas and chairman of Unilever UK and Ireland.

Nicholas Ferguson, chairman of BSkyB, said: “Dave Lewis is a highly experienced and capable executive who will bring strong operational expertise to Sky and add to the skills of the Board. We are delighted to welcome Dave to Sky and we look forward to his contribution over the coming years.”

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