Dr Vibhav R Sanzgiri
Dr Vibhav Sanzgiri (50) is the Global VP R&D Skin Cleansing, Site Leader R&D, India and Executive Director R&D, Hindustan Unilever Ltd.
Global VP R&D Skin Cleansing & Site Leader R&D, India
He joined Unilever in 1997 as a Research Scientist and worked across various roles including the launch of Pure-It. 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 and has brough several new technologies into the market.
In his current global role, Vibhav leads the strategy and formulations for iconic Unilever brands such as Dove, Lux, Lifebuoy, Pears, Hamam, Radox, Geisha, Lever Ayush, Love Beauty and Planet, 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 and Planet Positive agenda on plastic packaging, climate change, regenerate nature and zero carbon. In his role as Site Leader R&D India, he is responsible for leading the Research & Development centers situated in the cities of Mumbai, Bengaluru and Gurugram.
Vibhav is a member of Unilever’s Beauty & Personal Care R&D Leadership Team and Unilever’s Skin Cleansing Global Category Leadership Team. He also represents Unilever at several organizations, universities and external conferences, and has various patents and publications to his name.
Vibhav is a Microbiologist & Molecular Biologist, with double gold-medals in B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Mumbai. He holds a Ph.D. from the Bhabha Atomic Research Center under a fellowship from the Department of Atomic Energy.