Dr Manfred Aben

VP Head of Shanghai Laboratory, Unilever Research and Development


Manfred holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam. He joined Unilever in 1995 in The Netherlands, developing Knowledge Based Systems. He established the Unilever Knowledge Management Group, that helped Unilever (and other companies) to be a Learning Organisation.


From 2004, as R&D Programme Director for the Savoury Category, Manfred shaped technology platforms for Dry and Wet soups and sauces, and he led the “Jelly Bouillon” innovation, which first launched in China and then globally to became one of Unilever Foods most successful innovations. Manfred subsequently led the Global Development Centre for Structured Emulsions to deliver breakthrough innovations in Margarine and Dressings.


In 2011, Manfred moved with his family to Singapore, where he headed the R&D program and team for Unilever’s Foodservice business in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, leading cross-cultural teams across nine countries. In 2014 he moved to Jakarta to become Personal Care Deploy Director for Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, driving successful launches of new innovations, whilst driving operational efficiency, quality and compliance.


From 2016, Manfred heads the Shanghai R&D lab, one of Unilever’s six global R&D labs. Manfred is convinced that the challenges facing business and societies alike, require novel ways of creative collaboration and fast deployment of new technologies. Developing R&D leaders for the future is a key part of his mission.Manfred is married with two sons. In his spare time, he loves to cook (as a strict vegetarian), exercise and play video games with his sons.

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Manfred Aben

发布时间:2017-08-30

Dr Manfred Aben

VP Head of Shanghai Laboratory, Unilever Research and Development


Manfred holds a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of Amsterdam. He joined Unilever in 1995 in The Netherlands, developing Knowledge Based Systems. He established the Unilever Knowledge Management Group, that helped Unilever (and other companies) to be a Learning Organisation.


From 2004, as R&D Programme Director for the Savoury Category, Manfred shaped technology platforms for Dry and Wet soups and sauces, and he led the “Jelly Bouillon” innovation, which first launched in China and then globally to became one of Unilever Foods most successful innovations. Manfred subsequently led the Global Development Centre for Structured Emulsions to deliver breakthrough innovations in Margarine and Dressings.


In 2011, Manfred moved with his family to Singapore, where he headed the R&D program and team for Unilever’s Foodservice business in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, leading cross-cultural teams across nine countries. In 2014 he moved to Jakarta to become Personal Care Deploy Director for Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore, driving successful launches of new innovations, whilst driving operational efficiency, quality and compliance.


From 2016, Manfred heads the Shanghai R&D lab, one of Unilever’s six global R&D labs. Manfred is convinced that the challenges facing business and societies alike, require novel ways of creative collaboration and fast deployment of new technologies. Developing R&D leaders for the future is a key part of his mission.Manfred is married with two sons. In his spare time, he loves to cook (as a strict vegetarian), exercise and play video games with his sons.