Charles B. Strauss


Charles B. Strauss served as director of Unilever PLC & NV, chairman of the North American Committee, president & CEO of Unilever United States, and group president Unilever Home and Personal Care – North America. He formerly was group president of Unilever Latin America, and president & CEO, Lever Brothers.

Mr. Strauss retired in 2004.  Following his tenure at Unilever, Mr. Strauss served as senior advisor to Lehman Brothers Investment Banking Group.

He earned a bachelor of arts degree from Dartmouth College and an MBA from Columbia Business School. He also served with the United States Marine Corps.

Mr. Strauss is a director of The Hartford Financial Services Group and Aegis Group PLC. He and his wife, Marion, reside in Fairfield and New York City.