HUL separates position of chairman and CEO & MD

Sanjiv Mehta will continue as the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director (CEO & MD)

February 24, 2022 05:03 pm | Updated 05:03 pm IST - Mumbai

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As per SEBI recommendation and keeping in line with the current governance trends, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has announced the separation of the position of Chairman of the Board and the CEO & Managing Director.   The company has announced the appointment of Nitin Paranjpe, currently Chief Operating Officer of Unilever as a Non-Executive Chairman with effect from March 31, 2022. Sanjiv Mehta will continue as the Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director (CEO & MD).   “The Nomination & Remuneration Committee (NRC) of the HUL Board recommended his appointment to the Board,” HUL said in a statement. “The Board accepted the recommendation made by the NRC and has appointed Mr Paranjpe as a Non-Executive Chairman. The appointment is subject to approval of the shareholders which the Company will seek as per applicable regulations,” the statement added.   As recently announced by the Unilever in January, Mr Paranjpe will take on a new role as Chief Transformation Officer & Chief People Officer, leading the business transformation, and heading the HR function for Unilever effective April 2022.  He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Heineken NV. Sanjiv Mehta, the Chairman & Managing Director, HUL said, “We welcome Nitin back to HUL as the Non-Executive Chairman. He brings in huge knowledge and experience which will enrich the deliberations and add value to the Board.”  

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