Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has announced the appointment of Kalpana Morparia, Chief Executive Officer, J. P. Morgan, India on its Board effective October 9, 2014. Morparia is also a member of the J. P. Morgan Asia Pacific Management Committee.
Morparia is an Independent Director on the Boards of several companies including Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited, Bennett Coleman & Company Limited, Phillip Morris International Inc. and CMC Limited.
Prior to joining J P. Morgan India, Morparia served as Vice Chair on the Boards of ICICI Group companies. She was the Joint Managing Director of the ICICI Group from 2001 to 2007.
Morparia will be a member of the Audit and Corporate Social Responsibility Committees of the HUL Board.
Welcoming Morparia's appointment, Harish Manwani, Chairman, HUL said that “Kalpana's vast experience and proven track record of leadership will add tremendous value to our Board.”
Morparia stated that, "I am delighted to join the Board of this iconic Company. I look forward to my role as an Independent Director of one of the most respected consumer companies."