Mr Srinandan Sundaram (46) is the Executive Director, Foods & Refreshment (F&R) for Hindustan Unilever Limited and Vice President, F&R, for Unilever, South Asia.
Executive Director, Foods and Refreshment
Mr Srinandan Sundaram (46) was appointed as Executive Director, Foods & Refreshment (F&R) for Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) and Vice President, F&R, for Unilever, South Asia w.e.f July 1, 2021.
Srinandan joined the company as a Management Trainee in 1999, post his MBA from IIM, Kolkata. Over the past 25 years, Srinandan has had stellar experience spanning Customer Development (CD) and Marketing across a range of categories. He has held leadership roles in CD across General Trade and Modern Trade. He has led several categories in the Personal Care business, including Oral Care, Deodorants, Hair Care and Skin Care.
Srinandan was previously the Executive Director (HUL) and Vice president (South Asia) for Customer Development (CD). He championed embedding the role of CD as a service organisation that served the needs of brands on one end and customers on the other, leveraging three interdependent ecosystems of Demand Capture, Demand Generation and Demand Fulfilment. In doing so, pivoting CD to a High Tech - High touch function on the two pillars - digital & people, including partners. Through his leadership, Srinandan has successfully transformed HUL’s customer development function, moving to a technology backed strategy and data-driven approach to problem-solving.
His vision from a longer-term perspective is to create a leadership legacy by personally committing to and creating capable, future-fit leaders who are amazingly curious, ecosystem thinkers and have the ability to create cutting-edge capabilities on digital and analytics.
He has completed the Senior Executive Leadership Program from Harvard Business School, where he represented the batch as a speaker at the Harvard Club Dinner. Srinandan is a big buff of Bollywood movies, Cricket and is a big believer in technology-led process innovations.