Reckitt Benckiser has recently announced a leadership change for its India business which brings them back to their original company structure. Gaurav Jain will spearhead the India Business, thereby elevating him to the position of overall Chief of the company.
“Our health and hygiene business units have been brought under one focused leadership team. Gaurav Jain is the Senior Vice President, South Asia for Reckitt,” said Reckitt India spokesperson.
Jain’s new designation is Senior VP, South Asia and all business units in this SA region will report to him.
Four years ago, the Indian counterpart of Reckitt Benckiser had split its business into two separate units Health and Hygiene. The two units had two functional heads, including an overall chief executive. Earlier, Jain was heading the health unit of the company since 2017.
The Reckitt India spokesperson also said that the idea behind his appointment was “to optimise the potential of the complementary nature of products spread over its two businesses viz. Dettol, Lysol and Harpic. This focused approach will help enhance synergies, align business strategy & execution consequently improving performance".
The company, however, will continue to function as two separate units despite being under one leadership.