HUL to split foods & refreshments business into separate units

Our Bureau | | Updated on: Jan 20, 2018


FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) today announced a new appointment to its Management Committee and said the Foods and Refreshments (F&R) business will now be two separate businesses. 

Sudhir Sitapati, currently, Regional Category Vice President, Refreshments (South Asia & Africa), Unilever, will be inducted into the Management Committee of HUL as Executive Director, Refreshments. 

Geetu Verma, currently, Executive Director (Foods & Refreshments), will continue to look after the foods business. She will be designated as Executive Director (Foods) and will continue as a member of the Management Committee of HUL. 

“This change is in alignment with the category structure of Unilever globally. Both the businesses have registered strong growth under Geetu’s able leadership and have now reached significant scale. The reorganisation into two separate businesses will enable sharper focus and help to fully leverage the growth opportunities in line with HUL’s ambitions,” the company said in a statement.

 Sitapati had joined the company in 1999 as a Management Trainee from IIM Ahmedabad. In the last 17 years, he has worked in various roles in Customer Development and Marketing across the home and personal care as well as foods and refreshments (F&R) categories.

He was earlier the General Manager of Personal Wash Category for HUL.

Published on June 02, 2016
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