Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) announced today that it has appointed Dev Bajpai as Director on the Board of the Company. The appointment was approved by the Board of Directors of the Company today.
Commenting on the appointment, Harish Manwani, Chairman, HUL, said, “Under Dev’s leadership of the legal function, the Company has set new benchmarks on corporate governance and ethics. Dev has contributed significantly to industry-led efforts on matters requiring advocacy and legislative changes.”
Bajpai (51) was appointed as the Executive Director – Legal and Company Secretary and as a member of the Management Committee of the Company in May 2010. He took additional responsibility of Corporate Affairs function in the year 2012. He has been a part of committees of apex industry organizations like Confederation of Indian Industry & Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of The Advertising Standards Council of India.
Bajpai is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and has a law degree from University of Delhi. He has also completed an Executive Program for Corporate Counsels conducted by Harvard Law School. He has 29 years of experience in the areas of Legal, Governance, Tax and Corporate Affairs across diverse industries including Automobiles, FMCG, Hospitality and Private Equity. Prior to joining HUL, Bajpai has worked in Maruti Udyog Limited, Marico Limited, The Indian Hotels Company Limited and ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited.