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Arun Neelakantan

Mr Arun Neelakantan (43) is the Chief Digital Officer of Hindustan Unilever Limited.

Mr Arun Neelakantan, Chief Digital Officer, Hindustan Unilever Limited

Chief Digital Officer

In his previous role, he has been responsible for HUL's digital transformation and growth agenda in South Asia. He has played a key role in anchoring the identification, tapping of growth opportunities, developing new digital capabilities, and driving HUL's digital agenda across the value chain. Under his leadership, HUL has accelerated its journey towards an intelligent enterprise by consolidating capabilities, unlocking cross-functional ecosystems, and enhancing the digital quotient of people. In parallel, he has also driven the growth agenda for HUL and Unilever, South Asia by identifying granular opportunities across business fundamentals, specifically in emerging channels and businesses, along with a holistic approach towards media, marketing, and commerce.

Before this, he had various roles in Customer Development and Marketing across General Trade, Modern Trade, Customer Marketing and Brands. As Regional Manager for HUL’s South Branch, he led a series of initiatives to make Customer Development function Future Fit and led the region to sustainable, consistent, and market-beating growth.

Arun is an alumnus of the Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad and joined HUL in 2006.

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