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Unilever elevates Nitin Paranjpe as COO and Sanjiv Mehta as president, South Asia

Announces several other promotions in its global teams

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MUMBAI: Unilever recently promoted its president for foods and refreshment Nitin Paranjpe to the post of chief operating officer. In his new role, Paranjpe will be responsible for Unilever’s go-to-market organisations, driving and co-ordinating in-year performance across their countries in line with the company’s divisional strategies.

Hanneke Faber will take up the role of president foods and refreshment post him. Faber was previously appointed as president for the Europe region.

There have been several other key appointments and reshuffles in the top management of the global giant.

Sanjiv Mehta, who was earlier the EVP South Asia, has now been elevated to the post of president for the same region. He will be joining the Unilever Leadership Executive, bringing emerging markets expertise to the executive team.

Peter Ter Kulve, chief digital officer and EVP South East Asia and Australasia (SEAA), has been appointed president, home care. He will be replacing Kees Kruythoff who has decided to leave Unilever after 27 years of service.

The roles of President Europe and EVP SEAA will not be replaced. The country organisations in these regions will report into the COO.

All changes will be effective from 1 May.

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