Unilever announced the elevation of Hindustan Unilever's Chairman and Managing Director, Sanjiv Mehta as President of Unilever, South Asia. He will also be a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE). The change in his respective role will be effective from May 1, 2019. Sanjiv will continue as Chairman and Managing Director of HUL.
Alan Jope, CEO of Unilever said, "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 bottom line growth. I look forward to welcoming Sanjiv onto the ULE, where he will add invaluable insights and leadership."
Nitin Paranjpe, President, Foods & Refreshment, has been appointed to the new role of Chief Operating Officer. In his role he will be responsible for all of Unilever's go-to-market organisations, driving and co-ordinating in-year performance across our countries in line with our Divisional strategies.
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