Sir Dave Lewis served as Group Chief Executive Officer of Tesco plc, a multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer, from 2014 until September 2020.
Prior to joining Tesco, he served in a variety of management positions with Unilever plc, a global consumer products company, from 1987 to 2014, including a variety of leadership roles in Europe, Asia and the Americas, including as President, Personal Care from 2011 to 2014; President, Americas from 2010 to 2011; and Chairman, United Kingdom and Ireland from 2007 to 2010.
Sir Dave has served on the Pepsico Inc. Board since November 2020 and as Chairman of Xlinks since September 2021. He was appointed to serve as co-chair of the UK government’s Supply Chain Advisory Group in October 2021. He previously served on the Sky plc Board from 2012 to 2016.
Sir Dave also serves on the boards of several non-profit and charitable organisations, including as Chair of World Wildlife Fund – UK and as a trustee of Leverhulme Trust, a UK charitable foundation. He was also chair of Champions 12.3, a UN programme seeking to add momentum to the achievement of the UN Sustainable Development Target 12.3 by 2030, and co-chair of the Consumer, Retail and Life Sciences Business Council, which was established to advise the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
In recognition of his contribution to business and the food industry in the United Kingdom, Sir Dave was knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the 2021 New Year’s Honours List.