Polet is the former chairman, CEO and president of Gucci Group. He previously worked at Unilever Group for 26 years in various roles including as president of Unilever's worldwide ice cream and frozen foods unit.
- Philip Morris International, William Robert B. Polet Elected to the Board of Directors of Philip Morris International (PMI), PMI Press Release, 13 September 2011, accessed October 2011
- As of 19 February 2012 - see Philip Morris International, Board of directors, undated, accessed 19 February 2012
- BBC News, William Grant appoints former Gucci boss Robert Polet, 9 August 2011, accessed October 2011
- Tobacco Reporter, Robert Polet joins PMI board, 14 September 2011, accessed October 2011