Rohit Jawa is President, Unilever, South Asia and CEO Designate and whole-time Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited.
CEO Designate and whole-time Director
Rohit Jawa is the CEO Designate and whole-time Director of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL). He is also the President, Unilever, South Asia, and a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE). He will take over as the Managing Director & CEO of HUL from 27th June 2023.
Rohit started his career with HUL as a management trainee in 1988. He has a proven track record of sustained business results across India, Southeast Asia, and North Asia. As EVP North Asia and Chairman Unilever China, Rohit helped transform the business into Unilever’s third largest globally. He developed a distinct strategic agenda for China, championed digitalisation and premiumisation, and steered the business very capably through the Covid crisis. As the Chairman of Unilever Philippines, he led the business to become one of the top 10 markets for Unilever globally.
He is deeply passionate about integrating the strength of traditional markets with digital technologies and future-fit business models.
Rohit has a bachelor’s degree from St Stephen’s College and an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, both at the University of Delhi, India. He is an alumnus of IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland, where he completed the Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives in 2018. Rohit also completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School in 2022.
He has served as the founding Secretary for the Food Industry Asia, Singapore, in 2010 and Co-Chair of the 'Grow Asia Philippines' along with the Secretary of Agriculture, Philippines in 2015-16; a World Economic Forum initiative for inclusive business models in agriculture. In addition, he served on the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) China board, a global, CEO-led collaboration for positive change.
In his free time, Rohit enjoys music, learning about different cultures, engaging with stories and travelling.