Joanny Lijbers is a dynamic and purpose-driven professional who has made a remarkable impact in the world of business and innovation. With a relentless passion for change, Joanny has established herself as the architect of transformation. Her personality embodies a deep commitment to people, whether they are consumers or employees. As a natural and engaging presenter, she is known for her authenticity and her ability to connect with others. She possesses an unparalleled energy, coupled with enthusiasm, making her a driving force in the world of innovation and brand transformation.
Joanny’s journey began with a solid foundation in business and marketing. Her impressive career path includes pivotal roles at renowned companies such as Hallmark and Fromagerie Bel. For the past 13 years, she has been an integral part of Unilever, where she has held multiple marketing positions. Notably, she contributed significantly to the success of brands like Andrelon, Dove, Axe, and Zwitsal. Her career has seen her rise to the position of Personal Care Director in the Netherlands leadership team, where she played a pivotal role. In 2019, Joanny embarked on leading the digital transformation for Unilever Benelux, adding yet another feather to her cap.
In January 2021, Joanny Lijbers made a strategic move by transitioning into the realm of Human Resources, taking on the role of Head of HR Vice President for the Nutrition EU/MET/ANZ business unit. Today, she holds the ultimate responsibility for HR in the Benelux region. Joanny’s remarkable journey is a testament to her unwavering dedication to people-centric innovation and transformation, both in her professional and personal life.