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BP Biddappa

BP Biddappa, Executive Director and Chief People, Transformation and Sustainability Officer, HUL

Executive Director and Chief People, Transformation and Sustainability Officer

Mr BP Biddappa is the Executive Director and Chief People, Transformation and Sustainability Officer for HUL and Unilever, South Asia. He is also a Whole Time Director on the Board of HUL. He is responsible for leading the people agenda for Unilever in South Asia and driving the transformation interventions from a business, organisation, and sustainability perspective.

Prior to this, he was the Chief HR Officer for Global Home Care and Head of Global Employee Relations for Unilever for the last five years. During this tenure, he also led two critical expertise functions for Unilever globally: Organisational Development & People Analytics and Global Employee Relations. He was also instrumental in helping build Unilever's Health and wellbeing business.

He has earlier led the HR function for HUL and Unilever South Asia as the Executive Director, HR for Hindustan Unilever Limited between 2013 to 2019. He set up the Winning in Many Indias approach, creating a more agile and focused business unit framework in South Asia. On the sustainability front, Prabhat, HUL’s community development initiative that touches millions of lives across India was launched under his leadership.

BP Biddappa started his three-decade career in Unilever with a factory stint in HUL and then moved on to undertake a variety of roles, from leadership development to business partnering, across several Unilever businesses. He also led HR for Unilever in Maghreb, Bangladesh, and India.

He joined Unilever in 1992 after a brief stint as a consultant at AF Ferguson & Co. He graduated in Economics from Delhi University and has a post-graduation diploma in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from XLRI Jamshedpur.

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