Full Name
Jostein Solheim
Job Title
Chief Executive Officer, Health & Wellbeing
Speaker Bio
Jostein Solheim became Chief Executive Officer of Health and Wellbeing at Unilever in June 2021 after leading Unilever’s North America Foods and Refreshments division for three years. In his current role, Mr. Solheim is building a collective of empowered health and wellbeing companies that help power a lifestyle of wellbeing, designed for a lifetime of joy. Most well-known for his role as Chief Executive Officer of Ben & Jerry’s for eight years, he successfully expanded the iconic business across 38 countries while further increasing its social mission’s reach and impact. His favorite Ben & Jerry’s flavor has always been, and will always be, Chunky Monkey.

With a comfort in taking risks, a passion for creating purpose-led business models, and an inherent belief that everyone wants to make an impact, it’s no surprise that Mr. Solheim has led teams that have developed iconic, impactful initiatives. The Ben & Jerry’s Save Our Swirled advocacy campaign called for solutions to climate change and Hellmann’s, in partnership with Harvard Law School’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, is driving forward legislative policy to push for the Federal standardization and clarity of food date labels, an effort to inspire people to waste less food.

Earlier in his career, he spent 15 years in Unilever’s ice cream businesses across Europe, Eastern Europe, and North America and worked within Unilever’s Corporate Strategy department supporting the global foods business.

Mr. Solheim graduated from the London School of Economics.
Jostein Solheim