Mr Sanjiv Mehta
Mr Sanjiv Mehta, President, Unilever South Asia and Chair and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited was appointed to the Unilever Leadership Executive in May 2019.
President, Unilever, South Asia and Chair and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever
Sanjiv Mehta is the Chair and Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL). He has been leading Unilever’s business in India and the South Asia cluster since October 2013.
Sanjiv brings with him a wealth of experience. He has been with Unilever for nearly 26 years and, for the last 17 years, he has led Unilever businesses in different parts of the world.
Sanjiv holds a Bachelor’s degree in commerce (India) and is a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Sanjiv chairs the FMCG Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) as well as the national committee on MNCs of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). Sanjiv also chairs Xynteo's 'India 2022', a purpose-driven business coalition of top Indian and MNC companies formed with an intention to solve some of the intractable environmental and social issues, and is working to create a new model of growth. He co-chairs the Advisory Network to the High Level Panel for a Sustainable Ocean Economy.
Sanjiv is a member of the India Advisory Board of Harvard Business School and is a Director on the Board of The Indian School of Business. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Breach Candy Hospital Trust, a leading medical institution in Mumbai.
2019: President, Unilever South Asia and member of the Unilever Leadership Executive
2018: Chair and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited and Executive Vice President, Unilever South Asia
2013: Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited and Executive Vice President, Unilever South Asia
2008: Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Unilever North Africa and Middle East
2007: Chair and Chief Executive Officer, Unilever Philippines Inc.
2002: Chair and Managing Director, Unilever Bangladesh Limited
1999: Commercial Director, Unilever Bangladesh Limited
1992-1998: Various roles in Unilever Arabia
1992: Joined Unilever from Union Carbide India Limited