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HUL’s Sanjiv Mehta elevated as president of Unilever South Asia

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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, 2019.

FMCG major Unilever on Thursday said it has elevated Hindustan Unilever (HUL) chairman and managing director Sanjiv Mehta as the President of Unilever South Asia with effect from May 1, 2019.
Mehta would also 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," said Unilever CEO Alan Jope.
He has been instrumental in unlocking strong performance in South Asia, delivering exceptional top and bottom line growth, Jope said.
In his tenure, the company has set up 15 CCBTs (Country Category Business Teams)  and under his leadership, the HUL has focused on the company’s M&A strategy with acquisitions of brands such as Indulekha, Adityaa Milk and the proposed merger of GSK Consumer Healthcare.
Unilever also announced appointment of Nitin Paranjpe, president, foods and refreshment, as the chief operating officer.
Hanneke Faber, currently president, Europe, has been appointed as the president, foods and 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 and Australasia (SEAA), has been appointed as president, Home Care.
 
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