Former Gojek corporate comms lead heads to Unilever Indonesia


    Unilever Indonesia has recently appointed Kristy Nelwan as head of communication. Nelwan (pictured) was most recently VP-head of corporate communications at Gojek, where she helmed the role for one year and eight months, according to her LinkedIn page.
    Marketing’s Interactive has reached out to both Nelwan and Unilever Indonesia for additional information.
    Prior to her role at Gojek, Nelwan also helmed the role of head of corporate communications at beverage company Coca-Cola Amatil, where she was responsible for external-internal communication, issue management, and corporate social responsibility strategy in all operation across Indonesia, according to her LinkedIn page.She was also the external corporate communications manager at Prudential Indonesia, where she was responsible for content in all collateral for external publication, including customer newsletter and annual report. It is added on her LinkedIn that during her time at Prudential Indonesia, she established a marketing tool Product Summary, which provided explanation about Prudential’s products and services in layman terms. Nelwan also had agency experience, having been a consultant at senior associate at PR agencies Edelman Indonesia and Burson-Marsteller Indonesia respectively.

    Meanwhile, Unilever has unveiled a new dedicated Climate and Nature Fund, which will see its brands collectively investing €1 billion (US$1.1 billion) into it. According to Unilever, the fund will be used over the next 10 years to take meaningful and decisive action, with projects likely to include landscape restoration, reforestation, carbon sequestration, wildlife protection and water preservation. The FMCG giant said it targets to have no carbon emissions from its own operations, and to halve the greenhouse gas footprint of its products by 2030. It is also committing to net zero emissions from all its products by year 2039 – from the sourcing of the materials it uses, up to the point of sale of its products in the store.

    Separately last week, Unilever’s brand Lux launched its #StayBeautifulStayStrong campaign, in partnership with digital agency Wunderman Thompson Singapore. Armed with the insight that women all over the world are embracing beauty as a means of expression and comfort, the beauty brand produced a film to show how beauty can be a source of strength. The minute-long film was produced in a week, with originally-composed music and sourced user generated content.


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