Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) today announced a new appointment to the Management Committee of the Company. The Foods and Refreshments (F&R) business will now be organised into two separate businesses of Foods and Refreshments.
Sudhir Sitapati currently Regional Category Vice President, Refreshments (South Asia & Africa), Unilever, will be inducted into the Management Committee of HUL as Executive Director, Refreshments.
Geetu Verma, currently Executive Director (Foods & Refreshments) will continue to look after the Foods business. She will be designated as Executive Director (Foods) and will continue as a member of the Management Committee of HUL.
This change is in alignment with the category structure of Unilever globally. Both the businesses have registered strong growth under Verma ’s able leadership and have now reached significant scale. The reorganization into two separate businesses will enable sharper focus and help to fully leverage the growth opportunities in line with HUL’s ambitions.
Sitapati (39) joined the Company in 1999 as a Management Trainee from IIM Ahmedabad. In the last 17 years, he has worked in various roles in Customer Development and Marketing across the Home and Personal Care (HPC) as well as Foods and Refreshments (F&R) categories.
Before his appointment as the Regional Category Vice President, Refreshments (South Asia & Africa), Unilever, Sudhir was the General Manager of Personal Wash Category for HUL. He brings a rich experience of working in diverse markets like Europe, South East Asia and Africa in addition to India.