Mr. Harish Manwani
Mr. Harish Manwani (62) assumed charge as the Non-Executive Chairman of the Company with effect from 1st July, 2005.
Mr. Manwani joined the Company in 1976. He joined the Board of the Company in 1995 as a Director responsible for the Personal Products business. In addition, he held regional responsibility as the Category Leader for Personal Products for the then Central Asia & Middle East (CAME) Group.
In 2000, Mr. Manwani moved to UK as Senior Vice President for the Global Hair Care and Oral Care categories and in early 2001, he was appointed as President - Home & Personal Care (HPC), Latin America Business Group. He has also served as the Chairman of Unilever’s Latin America Advisory Council. In 2004, he was appointed President of the HPC North America Business Group and in April 2005, was elevated to the Unilever Executive as the President - Asia & Africa and the region was later extended to include Central and Eastern Europe.
In 2008, Mr. Manwani received the CNBC Asia Business Leader of the Year Award and as a part of the Singapore National Day Awards 2012, Mr. Manwani was conferred the Public Service Medal (Friends of Singapore) by the Singapore Government. Mr. Manwani was the Chief Operating Officer of Unilever and a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE) until 31st December, 2014, whereafter Mr. Manwani superannuated from Unilever.
Mr. Manwani is an Honours Graduate from the Mumbai University and holds a Master Degree in Management Studies. He has also attended the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at Harvard Business School. Mr. Manwani is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Company.