Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) today announced that the company will be integrating the Foods and Refreshment divisions, effective July 1st, 2018. This integration will help HUL increase organisational agility and better serve local consumers while harnessing the advantage of global scale. The integration of these two divisions is also in alignment with the structure of Unilever globally.

The company has also announced some key changes in the Management Committee. Sudhir Sitapati, presently Executive Director, Refreshment, will be re-designated as Executive Director, Foods & Refreshment, and will be responsible for the integrated Foods and Refreshment (F&R) business. He will continue to be part of the Management Committee of HUL. Sudhir joined the Company in 1999 and has worked in various roles in Customer Development and Marketing across the Home & Personal Care (HPC) and F&R divisions over the last nineteen years.

Geetu Verma, who is currently the Executive Director, Foods, India, will be moving to Rotterdam as Global VP, Nutrition & Natural Platforms, Unilever. This is a new role designed to grow Unilever’s presence in the Health and Wellbeing sector.

The Foods & Refreshment business has delivered consistent growth in India. It lends significant scale to Unilever in the region and will continue to be a strategic priority for the business. The Company believes this integration will help drive synergies, become more agile and be more consumer-centric.

About Hindustan Unilever Limited

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is India’s largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods company touching the lives of two out of three Indians. HUL works to create a better future every day. We help people feel good, look good and get more out of life with brands and services that are good for them and good for others.

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