HUL elevates Mehta

Company chairman will be the president of Unilever South Asia

  • Published 15.03.19, 12:37 AM
  • Updated 15.03.19, 12:37 AM
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Anglo-Dutch consumer goods giant Unilever on Thursday said it has elevated Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) chairman and managing director Sanjiv Mehta as the president of Unilever South Asia with effect from May 1, 2019.

Mehta will continue as the chairman and managing director of Hindustan Unilever. As part of the new role, he would also become a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE).

“Sanjiv has been one of our most impressive general managers with a consistent track record of growth and execution in high growth and emerging markets. He has been instrumental in unlocking strong performance in South Asia, delivering exceptional top and bottomline growth. I look forward to welcoming Sanjiv on to ULE where he will add invaluable insights and leadership,’’ Unilever CEO Alan Jope said in a statement.

Unilever also announced the appointment of Nitin Paranjpe, president, foods & refreshment, as the chief operating officer.

Hanneke Faber, currently president, Europe, has been appointed president, foods & refreshment.

Kees Kruythoff, president, home care, has decided to leave Unilever after 27 years. Peter ter Kulve, the chief digital officer and EVP Southeast Asia & Australasia (SEAA), has been appointed president, home care.