HUL announces appointment of Executive Director, Legal and Company Secretary

Dev Bajpai takes over as Executive Director, Legal and Company Secretary, HUL with effect from June 1, 2010.

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) today announced that the Board of Directors of the Company have approved the appointment of Mr Dev Bajpai as Executive Director, Legal and Company Secretary, HUL with effect from June 1, 2010. Mr Bajpai will be succeeding Mr Ashok Gupta who had stepped down from the Management Committee.

The Board of Directors of HUL has also approved the appointment of Mr. Sridhar Ramamurthy, the CFO and Executive Director – Finance & IT of the Company, as Company Secretary and Compliance Officer for the interim period from 1st April 2010 until 31st May 2010.

Mr Bajpai is currently the Senior Director – Legal and Compliance, ICICI Venture. He is a qualified law professional and brings with him over 22 years of rich and diverse legal experience in various corporates including Marico Limited, Indian Hotels Company Limited and Maruti Udyog Ltd. Mr Bajpai is also a qualified Company Secretary.

Mr Nitin Paranjpe, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of HUL, said, “I am delighted to have Dev join the Management Committee and wish him every success. He is a worthy successor to Ashok Gupta who had made immense contribution to the business in his more than 20 years of commendable service to the organization.”

About Hindustan Unilever Limited

HUL is India's largest Fast Moving Consumer Goods Company, touching the lives of two out of three Indians. HUL’s mission is to “add vitality to life” through its presence in over 20 distinct categories in Home & Personal Care Products and Foods & Beverages. The company meets everyday needs for nutrition, hygiene, and personal care, with brands that help people feel good, look good and get more out of life.

Notes to Editors:

  1. Mr Dev Bajpai, 44, has over twenty two years of corporate experience in the areas of legal, corporate affairs, compliance and secretarial having worked in diverse industries like automobiles, FMCG, hospitality and financial services. He has worked in Companies like Marico Limited, Indian Hotels Company Limited and Maruti Udyog Limited and at Marico, Indian Hotels and ICICI Venture. Mr Bajpai is currently working with ICICI Venture as Senior Director, Legal & Compliance. Mr. Bajpai has represented FMCG industry on various committees of apex Industry Organizations like CII & FICCI.

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Mumbai - 400 099.
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