Steven M. Rapp
B.A. State University of New York at Buffalo (magna cum laude)
Steven M. Rapp is Vice President and General Counsel of Unilever North America. In his role as General Counsel, he is responsible for directing and overseeing Unilever’s legal affairs, including, among other things, acquisitions and divestitures, litigation management, marketing law, compliance, employment and labor law, and environmental and regulatory issues. Rapp has more than 30 years of legal experience. Prior to joining Unilever as General Counsel in 2012, he served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of The Pepsi Bottling Group, Inc., a publicly traded global beverages company. Prior to that, Rapp held positions of increasing responsibility within PepsiCo, Inc.’s legal function. Rapp began his career as a corporate associate at the law firm of Willkie Farr & Gallagher in New York City.