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Leadership

HUL has produced many business leaders for corporate India, including Harish Manwani, the non-executive chairman of HUL and currently the Chief Operating Officer of Unilever. He is also a member of Unilever Leadership Executive team (ULE), which comprises the company’s top management and is responsible for managing Unilever’s profit and loss, and delivering growth across its regions, categories and functions. Nitin Paranjpe has been the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the company since April 2008. He is also Executive Vice President, South Asia, Unilever and is also the executive head of the South Asia cluster for Unilever.

HUL's leadership-building potential was recognized when it was ranked 4th in the Hewitt Global Leadership Survey 2007 with only GE, P&G and Nokia ranking ahead of HUL in the ability to produce leaders with such regularity. A study conducted by Aon Hewitt, The RBL Group and Fortune in 2011, ranked the company number six in the list of ‘Top Companies for Leaders 2011 Study Results’. The company was awarded the CII- Prize for Leadership in HR Excellence at the 2nd CII National HR Conclave 2011 held on October 2011.

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