Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) today announced the retirement of Dev Bajpai, Executive Director, Legal & Corporate Affairs and Company Secretary, effective March 31st, 2022. Dev has been a key member of HUL Management Committee, the HUL Board of Directors and the South Asia Leadership team. Dev’s successor will be announced in due course.
Dev joined HUL in 2010, with rich experience across the Automobile, Consumer Durables, Hospitality and FMCG sectors. He led Legal Affairs, Compliance, Corporate Affairs and Taxation across different organisations such as Maruti Udyog, Indian Hotels Company Limited and Marico. His legal expertise is widely recognised across Unilever and the industry at large. Over the last decade, HUL has seen progressive and proactive engagements under his leadership that helped unlock business growth and address some of the long-pending issues.
Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director, HUL said, “I would like to thank Dev for his immense contributions to the Company. Dev has played an outstanding role as a member of the Management Committee of HUL in the last decade. His sound advice on legal and corporate relations enabled HUL to navigate challenging issues and chart a growth journey seamlessly while maintaining the highest standards of Corporate Governance. He ensured that the largest M&A deal in the history of the FMCG sector was executed in a seamless manner. In the last several years, under his leadership, the Brand Protection team has set new benchmarks in controlling both online & offline counterfeiting. I respect Dev’s decision to retire and explore new avenues and opportunities including spending time in the field of social change. I would like to wish him the very best for the next chapter in his life.”