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Doug Baillie, Unilever: A leadership vacuum


Themes: Globalisation and international business, Guest speakers

Doug Baillie of Unilever says there’s a crying need for responsible leadership in what he calls the ‘new normal’ or ‘VUCA’ world – volatile, uncertain, complex and full of ambiguities

Doug Baillie, Chief HR Officer at Unilever, says there is a leadership vacuum created by the financial crisis and now further fuelled by the economic political crises, however he predicts a generation of new young leaders, with a grasp of today’s crises and challenges, will emerge spurred on by realities of the current situations.