Success Story - Anu Chugh
former PLI position was : Marketing Director PLI, Europe
current role now is : Brand Development Director, Ice-cream, Europe
It has become standard for leavers to say that ‘PLI has been the best career decision so far’...and I am proud to say that I repeat this statement. I was warned by well wishers not to join PLI: “You will be out of mind out of sight”, “you will miss out on other opportunity that will be key for a strong Unilever career”, “no entry back”...etc. I listened and worked hard to make sure that these obstacle become springboards to success.
Let me explain:
The skill set that you need to survive in PLI is what Unilever wants and needs today – Speak with Truth and Candour, Bias for Action, Performance Culture, Fact based decision making, End to End Business approach.
So actually my PLI experience was unique and has given me an edge vs. my peers. Also, once I realised that I had actually made the right choice to join PLI, following my heart, it lead to a virtuous circle of self-belief. PLI taught me to be more bold, step up, create networks and make myself and my abilities visible within my parent company.
The skills, success and self-belief that I gained while at PLI helped take-on my challenging new role; to lead turnaround Desserts (unlike PLI, Desserts EU is not a double digit growth engine). So please wish me all the best and buy a lot of Carte D’Or, Cremisimo, Vienetta and Walls Desserts!