The board of Hindustan Unilever Ltd has approved the appointment of Rohit Jawa as Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO).
HUL’s Non-executive Chairman Nitin Paranjpe said, “He has a deep understanding of the business landscape, particularly in Asia, and has led the transformation of Unilever businesses in China and in the Philippines.”
“I am certain that with his astute business acumen, and growth mindset Rohit will take HUL to the next level of performance,” Nitin Paranjpe said.
Rohit Jawa’s appointment will be for five years and will be effective from June 27, 2023. He will replace the current MD & CEO Sanjiv Mehta.
Sanjiv has been associated with Hindustan Unilever since 2013. He will be retiring from the company.
Sanjiv Mehta current MD & CEO said, “Today, we announced that my inning at Unilever will come to an end at the conclusion of HUL’s AGM on June 26′ 23. From Philippines, North Africa, and the Middle East to India and South Asia, serving Unilever businesses for over three decades and over two decades as the CEO has been the most exhilarating ride.”
“The appointment of Rohit Jawa as a whole-time director and MD & CEO will be subject to the approval of shareholders and other statutory approvals as may be applicable,” HUL said.
Rohit is an alumnus of Harvard Business School. He completed his master’s in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies – the University of Delhi. He completed his St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.