Dr Vibhav R Sanzgiri
Global VP R&D Skin Cleansing & Site Leader R&D, India
Dr Vibhav Sanzgiri (49) is the Global VP R&D Skin Cleansing & Site Leader R&D, India.
He joined Unilever in 1997 as a Research Scientist. In 2003, he moved into the Skin Care Category where he was responsible for creating several unbeatable formulations. Since then, Vibhav has held various global & regional roles in Unilever’s Skin Care and Skin Cleansing categories.
In his current global role, Vibhav leads the strategy and formulations for iconic Unilever brands such as Dove, Lux, Lifebuoy, Pears, Radox, Geisha, Lever ayush, Love Beauty and Planet, Apothecare, K-Ju, Right to Shower and many more. He also leads the category strategy for disruptive technologies and is responsible for contributing to the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan agenda on plastic packaging, water and greenhouse gases. In his role as Site Leader R&D India, he is responsible for leading both the Research & Development centres situated in the cities of Mumbai and Bangalore.
Vibhav is a member of Unilever’s Beauty & Personal Care R&D Leadership Team, the Unilever Water Board, the Unilever Skin Cleansing Global Category Leadership Team and Unilever-Dow Executive Team. He also represents Unilever at several organisations and universities.
Vibhav is a Microbiologist & Molecular Biologist, with double gold-medals in B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Mumbai. He holds a PhD from the Bhabha Atomic Research Center under a fellowship from the Department of Atomic Energy.