With Reckitt Benckiser, one of the world's largest consumer goods companies, upgrading India to its regional headquarters for Southeast Asia; the search for best managers to fill the key positions in India and other Southeast Asian countries will remain its key focus. For the same, Reckitt Benckiser has been poaching key executives from HUL. This is bound to cause severe discomfiture to Hindustan Unilever, as well as Unilever offices in other countries. . From HUL, Reckitt will hire the human resources head (Anish Singh) and the finance head (Gopal Mishra). The head of the supply chain for Southeast Asian region, Pankaj Gupta, has already joined the company from Unilever Singapore.
India's widened role is also being perceived as a ringing endorsement of the country both as a market and a source of talented managers
Source: The Economic Times