Unilever, Managing Director, The Foundry
Darren Adams, Managing Director for The Foundry at Unilever, leads the team focused on partnering with start-ups and the external ecosystem. This global team of innovation and start-up engagement experts create collaborations and test and validate new solutions and technologies to accelerate roadmaps and explore new areas of focus for all the Business Groups across Unilever including Home Care, Beauty and Wellbeing, Personal Care, Nutrition, and Ice-cream.LinkedIn
Darren joined Unilever in 2021, and prior to Unilever spent several years with Philips in the Netherlands and US as the Managing Director – Strategy, Marketing, and Operations, within the Philips Ventures team.Prior to Philips, Darren has held numerous leadership roles across the globe in organizations spanning eCommerce, SaaS, Mobile Technology, Telecommunications, Banking, Insurance, and Health. Darren holds a bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Economics and Marketing) from Deakin University and an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business.