India's Hindustan Unilever appoints Hemant Bakshi as exec. Director - home & personal care, HUL, following resignation of Gopal Vittal; Manish Tiwary appointed as exec. director - sales and customer development, HUL

MUMBAI, India , January 20, 2012 (press release) – Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) today announced that Hemant Bakshi, currently Executive Director – Sales and Customer Development, HUL, has been appointed as Executive Director – Home & Personal Care, HUL.

Hemant Bakshi succeeds Gopal Vittal, currently Executive Director – Home & Personal Care, HUL, who is leaving HUL to pursue an external opportunity.

HUL also announced that Manish Tiwary, currently Vice President-Modern Trade, HUL, has been appointed as Executive Director – Sales and Customer Development, HUL. With this appointment, Manish joins the Management Committee, the top executive team of HUL, led by Nitin Paranjpe, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of HUL.

Nitin Paranjpe, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, HUL, said, “Gopal has contributed significantly to building the marketing leadership capability of HUL. I would like to thank Gopal for his invaluable contribution in his 21 years of service with HUL.”

“Hemant has led the transformation of the customer development function and has further strengthened the distribution edge of HUL through a number of path breaking initiatives. Manish has contributed significantly to developing the capability of HUL’s Modern Trade team delivering record growth for the company through this channel. I wish both of them the very best in their new assignments,” Nitin said.

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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