HUL ranked No.3 globally among Top Companies for Leaders

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has been ranked third in 2014 Global Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders survey.

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has been ranked third in 2014 Global Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders survey. HUL is the only Indian company that has been ranked in the ‘global top 10’ consistently since the ‘Top Companies for Leaders’ global survey was first launched in 2007. HUL’s ranking of number 3 globally this year is the highest ever ranking for any Indian company in the survey. HUL was ranked No. 1 in the Top Companies for Leaders 2014 survey done by Aon Hewitt in India.

Sanjiv Mehta, CEO & MD, Hindustan Unilever Limited, said, "It is extremely satisfying to be recognized as No. 1 in India and No. 3 globally among other esteemed organizations. This recognition is also special as it comes at a time when we enter the 60th year of our Unilever Future Leaders Programme (UFLP), a flagship program which has over the years groomed brightest young minds within HUL into business leaders.”

“At HUL we believe in inculcating a 'Leaders build Leaders' mindset and are committed to honing business and leadership acumen through a strong learning curriculum. Building thought leaders and leadership capability is an integral part of our talent principles and is a well articulated philosophy that we have been following for decades,” he added.

HUL is well-known for its talent pool and as a source of leadership talent. Not only does HUL have formal processes for inculcating leadership, but it also provides a culture of coaching and mentoring at every level in the organisation. The approach of identifying and grooming top talent has established the company as a source of leadership talent, both for Unilever globally and the industry in general. Over 200 managers of HUL currently serve Unilever globally. There are several senior HUL managers working in leadership roles across Unilever markets and functions.

The Aon Hewitt Top Companies for Leaders study evaluates and recognizes what it takes to execute best-in-class leadership and talent management around the world. This year's winners were selected and ranked by a panel of independent judges, including well-known experts from Wharton School of Business, Indian School of Business, PUC Minas and Ivey School of Business using a number of criteria, including strength of leadership practices and culture, examples of leader development on a global scale, alignment of business and leadership strategy, business performance and company reputation.

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