News: Hindustan Unilever names BP Biddappa as new HR head


Hindustan Unilever names BP Biddappa as new HR head

BP Biddappa has succeeded Anuradha Razdan as Executive Director, Human Resources, who has will transit to a global role.
Hindustan Unilever names BP Biddappa as new HR head

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has announced a key leadership change in its management committee. BP Biddappa has been named as the Executive Director, Human Resources and Chief People, Transformation and Sustainability Officer for South Asia.

He will join the HUL Management Committee as Biddappa as well as the HUL Board as a Whole Time Director, subject to shareholder approval. 

In this role, Biddappa will lead the people agenda for South Asia as well as drive the transformation interventions from a business, organization, and sustainability perspective.

With a career of over three decades in Unilever, Biddappa has succeeded Anuradha Razdan, who has been transitioned to a global role as Chief Reward & Organization Development Officer for Unilever. This change will be effective June 1. Anuradha has been the Executive Director, HR at HUL and CHRO for South Asia for the last five years.

Biddappa started his career in Unilever with a factory stint in HUL and then moved on to undertake a variety of roles, from leadership development to business partnering, across several Unilever businesses and led HR for Unilever in Maghreb, Bangladesh, and India.

Welcoming Biddappa back to India, Rohit Jawa, CEO and Managing Director, HUL said, “Biddappa comes with immense knowledge of transformation and organisational development. I am glad to welcome him to the HUL Leadership and I am confident that his able guidance and leadership will help transform the business to progress further on our future-fit agenda.”

Thanking Anuradha for her contribution to the business, Rohit said, “Anuradha has played a key role in the HUL Leadership Team over the past five years. Her appointment to a senior leadership role for Unilever is yet another testimony to the powerhouse of talent we have in India.”

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