Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever has appointed Peter Ernsting as vice president of customer development for the Netherlands.

Ernsting, previously senior vice president of supply chain Europe, also held the role of country manager for the Netherlands. The new role is effective immediately, Unilever said yesterday (5 January).

Ernsting takes over from Neil Humphrey, who has been appointed to the role of chairman of the Unilever supply chain. He will join the board which comprises of eight members.