Top level rejig at Unilever

PTI New Delhi | Updated on March 14, 2019 Published on March 14, 2019

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Sanjiv Mehta elevated as President-South Asia

FMCG major Unilever on Thursday said it has elevated Hindustan Unilever Chairman and Managing Director Sanjiv Mehta as the President of Unilever South Asia with effect from May 1.

Mehta would continue as the Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever.

As part of the new role, he would 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,” Unilever CEO Alan Jope said in a statement.

Mehta has been instrumental in unlocking strong performance in South Asia, delivering exceptional top and bottom line growth, he added. Unilever also announced appointment of Nitin Paranjpe, President, Foods & Refreshment, as the Chief Operating Officer.

He will be responsible for all of Unilever’s go-to-market organisations, driving and co-ordinating in-year performance across countries in line with company’s divisional strategies.

From a management trainee in 1987 to handling a pivotal role in the global arena in 2013, Paranjpe had created headlines as the youngest-ever CEO of HUL.

Global level changes

Hanneke Faber, currently President, Europe, has been appointed as the President, Foods & Refreshment.

Kees Kruythoff, President, Home Care, has decided to leave Unilever after 27 years of service to pursue external opportunities, the company said.

Peter ter Kulve, Chief Digital Officer and EVP South East Asia & Australasia, has been appointed President, Home Care.

Published on March 14, 2019
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