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Dr Ashish Gupta appointed Independent Director on the HUL Board


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Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) today announced the appointment of Dr Ashish Gupta (53), as an Independent Director on its Board effective January 31, 2020.

Dr Gupta is an entrepreneur, advisor and strategic angel investor. He co-founded Helion Advisors in 2006 and presently represents Helion Advisors, managing a corpus of $600 million across three funds. He also serves on the boards of several firms including Infoedge, Simplilearn and Workspot.

Before Helion, he was a Venture Partner with Woodside Fund and before that, had co-founded two companies – Tavant Technologies and, which was later acquired by Amazon. He has also worked at Oracle Corporation and IBM. Some of his other investments include redBus, Mu Sigma, Daksh (IBM), Upwork (UPWK), MakeMyTrip, and Flipkart.

Dr Gupta holds a PhD in Computer Science from Stanford University, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur where he was awarded the President’s Gold medal. He is the owner of several patents, published in international journals and authored a book published by MIT Press.

Welcoming Dr Gupta’s appointment, Mr Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman & MD, HUL said, “Ashish brings with him extensive knowledge and understanding of the digital ecosystem. The diversity and richness, coupled with the entrepreneurial experiences that Ashish has will be useful to us as we take the next leap in our digital transformation journey.”

Dr Gupta, said, “For a Company of the size and scale of HUL, not to mention legacy, it’s remarkable to see the agility with which it operates in today’s world where technology and digital are all-pervasive. I consider it a privilege to join the HUL Board and look forward to contributing as an Independent Director.”

About Hindustan Unilever Limited

Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is India's largest Fast-Moving Consumer Goods company with its products touching the lives of nine out of ten households in the country. HUL works to create a better future every day.

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