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As CEO of Unilever (2009-2018), he demonstrated that a long-term, multi-stakeholder model – captured in the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan – goes hand-in-hand with good financial performance. During his tenure, Unilever was one of the best-performing companies in its sector, delivering ten years of consistent top and bottom line growth.
In recognition of his commitment to driving transformational change, Paul was appointed to the UN Secretary General’s High-level Panel that developed the Sustainable Development Goals. He has played a leading role since in highlighting the business case for the 2030 development agenda, including as a founder member of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission. He remains a UN-appointed SDG Advocate.
Paul actively engages across industry sectors and global organizations to build scale and maximize impact, including as a leading member of Focusing Capitalism for the Long-Term (FCLT), the Coalition for Inclusive Capitalism, the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate and the Food and Land Use Coalition, which he chairs.
Conscious of the role that tomorrow’s leaders will play in tackling our most pressing environmental and social challenges, Paul actively supports and mentors young leaders, and is a counselor and chair of the Global Advisory Board of One Young World.
In recognition of his contribution to responsible business, Paul has received numerous awards, including the Rainforest Alliance Lifetime Achievement Award, the UN Environment Programme’s Champion of the Earth Award, the Oslo Business for Peace Award and 13 honorary degrees.
He has been honoured with France’s Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur, in recognition of his role in the historic 2015 UN Climate Change agreement in Paris. In 2018 he was named an Honorary Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire (KBE) for services to business. He is also a recipient of the Public Service Star from the Government of Singapore and received the Treaty of Nijmegen medal.
Together with his wife, Kim, Paul founded and helps to run the Kilimanjaro Blind Trust, which works to improve the lives of blind and visually impaired children in East Africa.
Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Sharifah Sofia is an economist who holds an MSc in Development Management from the London School of Economics and Political Sciences (LSE). During her graduate study, Sharifah Sofia led her team to the regional round and qualified as one of the regional finalists of the Hult Prize 2016. During the same period, Sharifah Sofia was an external consultant to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, examining methodologies to empower rural women in low income countries. Prior to that, Sharifah Sofia has worked at the Grameen Bank in Bangladesh and interned as an investment banking analyst in Morgan Stanley, Singapore.
She currently also serves as a member of the Albukhary International University’s (AIU) Board of Governors. She has a keen interest in international development, social entrepreneurship, and more specifically, exploring the role of education in promoting progressive change.
Before joining PATH in 2012, Mr. Davis served as Director of Social Innovation at McKinsey & Company, Interim CEO of the Infectious Disease Research Institute, CEO of global digital media firm Corbis, and practiced law at the international law firm K&L Gates. Earlier in his career, he worked on Chinese politics and law, and refugee programs and policies.
Mr. Davis is a lecturer on social innovation at the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Challenge Seattle. He serves on the board of InterAction and sits on several
advisory groups, including the AXA Stakeholder Advisory Panel, Medtronic Labs and the stewards of the World Economic Forum Health and Healthcare Challenge. He has previously served on numerous corporate and nonprofit boards, including as chair of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, United Way of King County, and the Washington State Technology Alliance.