Flipkart hires HUL’s Vikas Gupta as Marketing Head

Gupta was with Unilever Indonesia as General Manager at the Home Care Division and VP for Digital Transformation

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Jul 20, 2019 10:45 AM Updated: Jul 20, 2019 10:45 AM

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Flipkart has hired Hindustan Unilever’s General Manager Vikas Gupta as Head of Marketing, according to media reports.

On the hiring, a report quoted Flipkart Group Chief Corporate Affairs Officer Rajneesh Kumar as saying that “Vikas is joining Flipkart after a long, successful stint in Unilever where he has worked in multiple countries and in various functions. He is relocating from Indonesia.”
Gupta had been associated with Unilever Indonesia as General Manager at the Home Care Division and VP for Digital Transformation. He had been associated with the company for nearly 20 years.

On leaving Unilver, Gupta posted on his Linkedin profile, “I joined this great company in 1998. Over the last 20 years, it has been my home, my school, my playground, my family and my office. Not only did I get the opportunity to work on some of the biggest and most diverse challenges across multiple functions and product categories, I also got to experience living in 5 different countries cross 3 continents. Deep gratitude for everything I experienced, lived and learnt and most of all the wonderful friends I made in this time. Everything I am today, I owe to this beautiful place we call Unilever and the most talented, caring people that make it so. They say you can take a man out of Unilever but never take out Unilever from the man, so I leave with Unilever beating in my heart, always wishing for its success.  New adventures beckon, new challenges await. So long Unilever. Farewell for now...till we meet again!”

An alumnus of Indian Institute of Management Lucknow, Gupta joined the FMCG major as a sales and customer development manager in March 1999.

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