HUL appoints Rohit Jawa as MD & CEO; Do you know who he is?

Rohit Jawa. (Photo: LinkedIn)

Rohit Jawa will succeed Sanjiv Mehta as MD & CEO of the company with effect from June 27, 2023.

FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Ltd (HUL) on Friday announced the appointment of Rohit Jawa as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. Java, who is currently Unilever’s transformation chief, will serve as MD and CEO for a five-year term starting June 27, 2023.

“The appointment of Rohit Jawa as whole-time director and MD and CEO is subject to shareholder approval and other statutory approvals as may be applicable,” HUL said in a regulatory filing.

Jawa will succeed Sanjiv Mehta as CEO and CEO of the company from June 27, 2023.

About Rohit Jawa

Jawa, 56, holds an MBA in Marketing from the Faculty of Management, Delhi.

Jawa, who is currently based in London as Head of Transformation at Unilever (assigned in January 2022), joined the Unilever Group more than three decades ago and began his career at HUL in 1988 as a management trainee.

Since then, he has served in key management roles for Unilever in various geographic regions, including Southeast Asia and North Asia.

“As EVP North Asia and Chairman, Unilever China, he led the transformation of Unilever China into a competitive, profitable and consistent business, now Unilever’s third largest business globally,” HUL said in a statement.

He added that as chairman of Unilever Philippines, he led the business to become one of the top 10 markets globally for Unilever.

“He has a deep understanding of the business landscape, particularly in Asia, and has led the transformation of Unilever’s businesses in China and the Philippines. I am confident in its business and growth

Rohit’s mindset will take HUL to the next level of performance,” HUL Non-Executive Chairman Nitin Paranjpe said while commenting on the appointment of Jawa as the company’s next Managing Director and CEO.

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