IMAGINE Leaders – Lucas Urbano
Unilever, Head of Regenerative Agriculture & Sustainable Sourcing
Lucas Urbano is a visionary leader dedicated to transforming the farming, food, and agribusiness industries. With over 15 years of experience in the consumer goods sector, he excels in sourcing, sustainability, operations, and project management. Lucas holds an MBA and PhD., further enhancing his ability to spearhead groundbreaking initiatives that shape the trajectory of the industry.
Currently, Lucas leads the Regenerative Agriculture Program and Sustainable Sourcing at Unilever, where he works with diverse stakeholders to implement regenerative farming practices and protect natural ecosystems. His global perspective allows him to lead transformative projects, harmonizing progress with environmental stewardship, and paving the way for a brighter and more sustainable future.
Lucas’s expertise spans various leadership roles, including his tenure as the Global Procurement Director – Dairy Ingredients at Danone, where he led the sourcing strategy for dairy powders and proteins worldwide. He also served as the Fruit 1st Transformation Sourcing Manager, overseeing the global procurement of fruits for Danone EDP division.
Passionate about sustainability and climate action, Lucas has played a pivotal role in coordinating Danone’s climate policy implementation as the PMO
for Climate Strategy. He actively engages with stakeholders to drive change, advocate for sustainable agriculture, and develop strategies that promote a circular economy.
Lucas is a catalyst for change, committed to making a lasting impact by creating an innovative, healthier, and more sustainable food system for generations to come.