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Madhusudhan Rao

Mr Madhusudhan Rao has been appointed as the Executive Director, Beauty & Wellbeing and Personal Care for Hindustan Unilever Limited.

Madhusudhan Rao

Executive Director, Beauty & Wellbeing and Personal Care

Madhusudhan Rao (56) has been appointed as the Executive Director, Beauty & Wellbeing and Personal Care for Hindustan Unilever Limited.

Prior to this, Madhusudhan, as Executive Vice President, led the Home & Hygiene global category at Unilever and was a key member of Unilever’s Home Care Division Leadership Team, based in London. Before this, he was Vice President, Marketing (Home Care, Beauty & Personal Care, Foods & Refreshment) North Africa Middle East, based in Dubai.

Madhusudhan has spent 30 years in Unilever, with a successful track record in India and globally in various senior operational and strategic roles across different categories. He blends deep expertise in category development as well as exceptional execution. He is a thought leader in Brand Purpose and sustainability and has pioneered many breakthrough innovations. He has been a Chair at the ‘Toilet Board Coalition’, a global consortium catalysing the toilet economy.

Madhusudhan is passionate about people and is driven by his purpose, ‘Happiness for All’. He advocates for equity and the role that brands can play in helping solve societal issues.

Madhusudhan hails from Hyderabad, is an engineer, and holds an MBA certification from IIM, Bangalore. He has a keen interest in cricket, art and architecture, Indian history, movies and music and has been a national quiz champion.

He is married to Aruna and has a daughter Ramya and a son Ashwin.