Carla Hilhorst
Carla Hilhorst
Executive Vice President R&D Foods & Refreshment
Unilever

Carla is a Food Scientist by training at the University of Wageningen in The Netherlands. She joined Unilever in 1993, starting as a product developer in the margarine category. She led and implemented a number of R&D innovations in the area of Heart Health margarine products. She then became responsible for the Global R&D program for spreads brands like Blue Band after which she made the step to become responsible for running a global product design centre for margarine, dressings, mayonnaise and dairy. From 2009-2012 she was responsible for the Regulatory Affairs function within Unilever based in over 100 countries across the globe. In 2012 she became the Vice President R&D Foods Europe, moved to the role of VP R&D for Savoury globally in April 2016 to subsequently become responsible for Foods R&D globally as of January 2018. In Q4 2019 she took over the overall responsibility of Foods, Ice-Cream and Tea R&D within the Foods & Refreshment division in Unilever.

Carla will present: Unilever’s Future Foods.