Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), has been elevated as the President of Unilever South Asia.
He will also be a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive while continuing in his present position. The change is effective from May 1, the FMCG major said on Thursday.
"Sanjiv has been instrumental in unlocking strong performance in South Asia, delivering exceptional top and bottom line growth," said Unilever Chief Executive Officer Alan Jope. "I look forward to welcoming him onto the Unilever Leadership Executive, where he will add invaluable insights and leadership."
During Sanjiv's tenure at the helm of HUL, the company delivered on the 4-G growth model embracing consistent, competitive, profitable and importantly, responsible growth.
"His tenure has also seen a tremendous focus on the company's mergers and acquisition strategy with acquisitions of brands like Indulekha, Adityaa Milk and most recently the proposed merger of GSK Consumer Healthcare with HUL," it said in a statement.
HUL is India's largest fast-moving consumer goods company with a heritage of over 80 years and touches the lives of nine out of ten households.