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Nitin Paranjpe

Mr Nitin Paranjpe is the Non-Executive Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited.

Mr Nitin Paranjpe

Non-Executive Chairman

Nitin was a part of the Unilever Leadership Executive for over a decade. He was Unilever's Chief Transformation and Chief People Officer from 2022 to June 1, 2024. Earlier, he was Unilever's Chief Operating Officer (COO), delivering in-year results (P&L) for Unilever globally, leveraging synergies, building future capabilities, and accelerating the organisation's digitisation.

Before becoming Unilever's COO, he was President of Foods & Refreshment for Unilever. From 2013 to 2017, he was President of Unilever's Home Care Division.

Nitin joined Hindustan Lever Limited in 1987, where he held various marketing and sales roles. In 2000, he moved to Unilever London and was involved in reviewing the organisation's structure. In 2001, he was Executive Assistant to the Chairman and Unilever Executive Committee.

On his return to India in 2002, Nitin held several senior positions in Laundry and Household Care, including Vice President of Home Care (2004) and Executive Director of Home and Personal Care (2006). In April 2008, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Hindustan Unilever Limited, India, and Executive Vice President of Unilever, South Asia.

In 2019, he won the GG2 Hammer Award for his efforts in blazing a trail for diversity. In 2020, the Women of the Future Network gave him a Kindness Award in recognition of his leadership, guidance, and empathy. Nitin holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA in Marketing from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management (JBIM) in Mumbai.

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