Marika Lindstrom is Vice President of Packaging Procurement globally. Central to the agenda is plastics reduction, better plastics and new business models for more sustainable packaging. Unilever’s Procurement strategy is Procurement with Purpose, focusing on Value, Sustainability and Growth.
Marika’s previous role was Supply Chain for Unilever Philippines. The role included end to end responsibility for all Supply Chain activities in country for the FMCG company and she is also member of the local business board.
She joined Unilever in October 2009 in Schaffhausen, Switzerland as VP Indirect Procurement, and relocated to Singapore in June 2010 as VP for Packaging Procurement and then completed her tenure in Procurement with Procurement Operations role in January 2014, based in Dubai. All Procurement roles at Unilever have been globally executive roles.
Prior to her career at Unilever, Lindstrom worked at Nokia and Advanced Micro Devices (AMD), forming a strong background in telecommunications and consumer electronics. She has held various positions in both direct materials and indirect procurement in Europe and the Americas, as well as Product Marketing while with Nokia. She holds a Master’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Technology in Lappeenranta, Finland and a PhD in Supply Chain Management from the University of Technology in Helsinki, Finland. Lindstrom also completed a Master of Business Administration at the University of Dallas, USA.