Sachets of various consumer goods produced by Hindustan Unilever. (Photographer: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg)

Sanjiv Mehta Elevated As President Of Unilever South Asia

Unilever Plc. elevated Sanjiv Mehta, chairman and managing director of Hindustan Unilever Ltd., as president of Unilever South Asia, effective May 1.

He will also continue as chairman and managing director of HUL, the fast-moving consumer goods maker said in a press release. As part of the new role, Mehta will join Unilever Leadership Executive.

“Sanjiv has a consistent track record of growth and execution in high growth and emerging markets. He has been instrumental in unlocking strong performance in South Asia, delivering exceptional top and bottom line growth. I look forward to welcoming Sanjiv onto the Unilever Leadership Executive, where he will add invaluable insights and leadership,” Alan Jope, chief executive officer of Unilever, said in the statement.

Also, Nitin Paranjpe, president of foods and refreshments portfolio of Unilever, has been promoted as chief operating officer.

Hanneke Faber, currently president, Europe, has been appointed president, foods and refreshment. Peter ter Kulve, chief digital officer and EVP South East Asia and Australasia, has been appointed president, home care, the statement said.