News: HUL appoints Priya Nair as the Global CMO- Beauty & Wellbeing and Personal Care


HUL appoints Priya Nair as the Global CMO- Beauty & Wellbeing and Personal Care

Hindustan Unilever shuffles the global leadership following the resignation of Prabha Narasimhan and the elevation of Priya Nair.
HUL appoints Priya Nair as the Global CMO-  Beauty & Wellbeing and Personal Care

Recently, in a shuffle of the top global leadership team, Hindustan Unilever appointed Priya Nair as the Global CMO-  Beauty & Wellbeing and Personal Care. So far, Nair had been leading this vertical as the Executive Director and Executive VP South Asia which will be taken over by Madhusudhan Rao.

According to the official communique, commenting on the elevation of Nair, Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director, HUL said, “She has been an active champion for building future skills and experimentation, and has led several path-breaking marketing initiatives such as the Kan Khajura Tesan. Under her leadership, the business witnessed high growth in key categories driven by consumer-centric innovations and award-winning, purpose-driven communication.”

Additionally, Prabha Narasimhan who was serving as the Executive Director for Home Care decided to resign to pursue an external opportunity. Thus, she is going to be replaced by Deepak Subramanian, who is presently serving as the Vice President, Home Care, South-East Asia / ANZ (SEAA) & Global Head, Fabric Enhancers. 

As Sanjiv talked about the outgoing Executive Director Prabha, he said that her efforts towards embedding the Clean Future agenda into the Home Care product development strategy have been commendable. 

Wishing Nair and Prabha good luck for the new role and career respectively, Sanjiv said, “It brings me immense joy and pride to see our leaders move on to helm businesses both in Unilever globally and in India Inc. I wish Priya all the success in her new global role and Prabha the very best for the new phase of her career.”

Further welcoming Rao and Deepak to their new roles, Sanjiv said, “I am delighted to welcome Madhusudhan and Deepak to the HUL Management Committee. Madhusudhan has a successful track record in a variety of operational and strategic roles. He has brought in a strong performance edge in his teams and has pioneered several innovations that uphold Unilever’s high science and technology credentials. Deepak has championed innovation and sustainable strategies to significantly improve brand equity and deliver growth. He has demonstrated superior business acumen in building new categories, primarily in start-up business verticals. I am certain that they will take the business to the next level of performance.”



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