HUL announces Management Committee Appointment

Pradeep Banerjee to take over from Dhaval Buch such as the Executive Director, Supply Chain, HUL and Vice President, Supply Chain, South Asia.

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) today announced that Mr Dhaval Buch, currently Executive Director, Supply Chain, HUL and Vice President Supply Chain, South Asia, Unilever, will be appointed Senior Vice President Strategic Projects Supply Chain, Unilever Global with effect from March 1, 2010. Mr Buch will report to Mr Pier Luigi Sigismondi, Chief Supply Chain officer, Unilever and in this position will be a part of the core supply chain leadership team of Unilever globally.

MrPradeep Banerjee, currently Vice President, Supply Chain Management – Packaging, Unilever will take over from Mr Buch as the Executive Director, Supply Chain, HUL and Vice President, Supply Chain, South Asia, Unilever with effect from February 1, 2010. Mr Banerjee will be a part of the Management Committee of Hindustan Unilever.

Mr Nitin Paranjpe, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of HUL, said, “These changes are a continuation of the tradition of leveraging experiences and synergies of talent across markets. Dhaval has been with Hindustan Unilever for 26 years and I would like to thank him for his outstanding contribution in leading the Supply Chain function in the last few years. I wish Dhaval all success in his new assignment. I am confident that Pradeep’s appointment will bring further impetus to the supply chain agenda in India.”

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. Dhaval Buch (48) joined HUL as a Management Trainee in June 1984. He has held a series of assignments in Manufacturing, Household Care category and New Ventures including a stint with Unilever in U.K. during 1993-95. He was a member of Project Millennium, a key organisational initiative.In June 2005, he was appointed as Vice President - Technical (HPC) and in 2006 was appointed as Executive Director Supply Chain. Mr. Buch was elevated to the Board of Directors of the Company in April 2008.
  2. Mr Pradeep Banerjee (51) joined HUL as a Management Trainee in 1980. He has held a series of assignments in Supply Chain, Research & Development and categories. He became the Vice president-Technical(HPC) in HUL in 2003 and then moved to UK in 2005 as Vice President-Global Supply Chain for personal care category and thereafter moved to Singapore as Vice president for Global Procurement.

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