Former Unilever chairman morris tabaksblat passes away aged 74

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Morris Tabaksblat, former Unilever Chairman, passed away on 20 October after a long illness. He was 74.

Unilever chief executive officer paul polman said: "We are hugely saddened by the death of Morris Tabaksblat and would like to extend our deepest condolences to his family.

"Morris joined Unilever as a trainee in 1964 and went on to have a long and distinguished career with the company. After spells working for Unilever in the Netherlands, Spain, Brazil and North America, he became Chairman of the Unilever in 1994, five years before his retirement.

"His contribution to Unilever throughout his career was immense, and his impact on corporate life has been far-reaching. He will be particularly remembered for the valuable work of the Tabaksblat Committee which has redefined much of our thinking on corporate governance.

"Morris will be fondly remembered by those at Unilever who were privileged to have known him. He was a great support to me from the day I started as CEO and I am incredibly grateful for that," concluded Polman.

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