Dr. Peter Gallagher, Unilever

Executive Vice President Strategic Sciences

Peter is currently new in role as EVP for Strategic Sciences. A broad based portfolio of creating new technologies across Unilever, creating new models of working with outside partners and helping to pioneer modelling within R&D.

Previously as VP for R&D Skin Cleansing, Peter leads a global team of R&D Design experts, to develop the next generation of skin cleansing innovations. This involves the development of new technologies that bring to life new benefits for consumers. Recent important innovations that have been developed by Peter’s team include, but are not limited by, Lifebuoy hand washing products and Dove Bodywash with NutriumMoisture Technology.

Peter joined Unilever from University and started his career as a Hair researcher. Over the past 32 years, he has held a diverse range of roles, including a marketing position at Cheseborough Pond’s in the US. He has been head of the Hair Care R&D Innovation Centre for South East Asia and China, based in Thailand, and Vice President of Skin Care for Europe, based in Germany. He was recently appointed a visiting Professor at Liverpool University and has recently become a Doctor of Science.


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