Nigel Hurst HEI

Nigel Hurst

Chief Human Resource Officer


Responsible for all human resource activities for HEI’s growing workforce of approximately 15,000 people, including recruitment, talent development, leadership development, employee relations, performance management, compensation and benefits.

Nigel joined HEI in 2006 from Unilever, North America, where he was senior vice president, human resources and a member of the company’s five-person overall management committee. He played a key role in the integration of Lever Brothers, Chesebrough Ponds and Helene Curtis into a single business unit with a common mission and shared values. Formerly, Nigel was senior vice president of Unilever, East Asia Pacific, where he oversaw human resource activities for the company’s fastest growing region, with more than $2 billion annual revenues. During his tenure, Nigel helped the business achieve a 90 percent internal succession rate and voluntary turnover rate of less than 7 percent. Earlier, as head of personnel for Unilever Plantations, he integrated the acquisitions of five companies with more than 70,000 employees.


BA, Business Studies, Coventry University, UK

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