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PTI
12 August, 2014
HUL splits home & personal care products units; current head moving to Indonesia

FMCG firm Hindustan Unilever today announced key changes in its management committee besides splitting up its home and personal care (HPC) business into two verticals --home care and personal care.

Under the new structure, Hemant Bakshi, current Executive Director? Home and Personal Care, will be appointed as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Unilever Indonesia.

In place of Bakshi, Samir Singh and Priya Nair have been appointed Executive Director ? Personal Care and Executive Director ? Home Care respectively.

"Subject to Unilever Indonesia's external board approval, Hemant Bakshi, currently Executive Director? Home and Personal Care, will be appointed as Executive Vice President (EVP) of Unilever Indonesia," the company said in a statement.

Commenting on appointments, HUL CEO and Managing Director Sanjiv Mehta said: "We have reorganised the home and personal care business into two separate businesses to ensure focus on the growth drivers for each of these businesses. I am pleased to welcome Priya and Samir to their new roles." 

Samir Singh is Unilever's current Global Brand Vice President Lifebuoy and South Asia Cluster Vice President and Priya Nair is HUL's current Vice President - Laundry.

Both Priya and Samir will be part of the management committee of HUL and their appointments are effective October 1, 2014, the company added.

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