Mr Deepak Subramanian (48) is the Executive Director, Home Care at Hindustan Unilever Limited.
Executive Director, Home Care
In addition to serving as the Executive Director – Homecare, HUL, Deepak is also the General Manager of the Homecare Business of Unilever for the South Asia region.
Deepak joined Unilever as a Management Trainee in India in 1995, after completing his B.A. (Honours) in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi.
He has had a global career over 28 years with Unilever, working in Sales and Marketing and at board-level general management roles more recently. After stints in Hindustan Unilever Limited as Marketing Manager Kissan and Regional Brand Director Asia Vitality Foods, Deepak moved to Europe, becoming a member of the Unilever Executive Board in Poland & the Baltics as Vice-President Marketing and later as the Vice-President for Foods & Refreshment for Central & Eastern Europe (CEE). He turned around the business and landed a new 1CEE organisation and Talent Strategy, the benefits of which are seen even today.
In 2015, he moved to the Homecare Division and had done various roles based in Singapore. He has been the Divisional Vice-President for Homecare for South-East Asia / ANZ and General Manager for the Homecare Business Unit in the Philippines. Most recently, he was also the Global Head of the Fabric Enhancers Category. In SEAA, Deepak significantly improved the profitability whilst improving top-line growth and helped strengthen the business through highly challenging business conditions during the COVID pandemic.
In his global role, Deepak has helped transform the Fabric Enhancers Category to become future-fit and in line with the Home Care Clean Future Mission, strengthening the fundamentals of growth and driving the turnaround in key markets like Brazil, Turkey, Vietnam whilst accelerating growth in India and China.
Deepak’s Leadership Purpose is to 'Inspire others to reach the Utopia they thought they couldn’t reach.' He strives to live this purpose at work and beyond.
Deepak is a Global Trustee (Member of the Global Board) of Forum for the Future, an international sustainability non-profit. He is also a non-executive Director of the Hindustan Unilever Foundation, a Member of the Global Advisory Board of Insider (a Global Growth Management Platform), The Web3 Marketing Association and an Advisor /Mentor / Investor in deep tech and sustainability start-ups and Venture Capital Funds like Antler and 500.
He is a graduate of the Executive Programme at Singularity University and a Certified Chair from the Advisory Board Centre, Australia.