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HUL splits home & personal care biz; Hemant Bakshi to head to Unilever Indonesia

12-August-2014
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HUL splits home & personal care biz; Hemant Bakshi to head to Unilever Indonesia

Hemant Bakshi is set to be appointed as Executive Vice President, Unilever Indonesia, as per media reports. He is currently Executive Director - Home and Personal Care at Hindustan Unilever.

The development follows HUL’s decision to split its home and personal care division into two separate units – home care and personal care.

Following the split, Samir Singh will take charge as Executive Director - Personal Care, while Priya Nair has been named Executive Director - Home Care. Singh is currently Global Brand Vice President – Lifebuoy, Unilever and Vice President, South Asia Cluster. Nair is currently Vice President – Laundry, HUL.

Bakshi had joined HUL in June 1989 and has worked in various sales and marketing assignments spanning across Personal Products and Home Care categories.

He has also held key stints as Business Manager, leading one of the new ventures in 2000 and later as Regional Manager – South in 2002. He was appointed as Regional Brand Vice President (FAL and Lifebuoy), South Asia, for Unilever in January 2005. In May 2006, he was appointed as Regional Category Vice President for Skin, South Asia, Unilever.

In 2008, he was appointed to the Management Committee of HUL as the Executive Director, Sales & Customer Development. After three and a half years in that role, he moved to head the Home & Personal Care Business. 

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