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Robert (Rob) Candelino is the Vice President of Marketing/General Manager for Unilever’s Skincare business. He is responsible for some of America’s favorite beauty brands including Dove®, Dove Men+Care®, Axe®, Caress®, Simple, Vaseline and Pond’s.
Rob joined Unilever Canada in 1997 and has since worked in Customer Development, Innovation, Brand and General Management roles across North America and globally.
The work Rob and his team have done at Unilever has received numerous industry awards such as “Integrated Campaign of the Year – Dove Men+Care” from AdWeek in 2011 and Dove being named one of “America’s Hottest Brands” by AdAge in 2011.
Additionally, Rob has also received several personal honors including being named as a “40 under 40” marketing executive from both Ad Age and Sports Business Daily in 2013. In 2008, Marketing Week in the UK named Rob a “Power 100” marketer.
In November 2013, Rob was inducted into the American Advertising Federation's Hall of Achievement for his significant contribution to the advertising and media industry.
Rob is married and lives in NYC with his wife and two young boys. He holds an undergraduate degree from the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada.