Hindustan Unilever has announced changes to its management committee, effective April 1. Shiva Krishnamurthy (49) will join the HUL Management Committee as Executive Director, Foods and Refreshment. Shiva has succeeded Srinandan Sundaram, who will take over as the Executive Director, Homecare, HUL.
Deepak Subramanian, Executive Director, Homecare HUL, will be moving on to a new role overseas.
Shiva, currently Vice President, Foods and Beverages, South Asia, joined HUL in 2000 and in a career spanning more than two decades, has built strong expertise in marketing. Shiva has successfully led Lifebuoy and Lux in Skin Cleansing in India, Radiant (Rin) innovation for Homecare in South East Asia and has been leading South Asia’s Tea business since 2015.
Srinandan, in his current role as Executive Director, Foods and Refreshment, HUL has successfully led the business, with Tea having sustained its leadership in the category and competitive growth in the Health Foods Drink business, which has been fully integrated into HUL during his tenure. Srinandan has also established the foundation for strong growth in the Foods business, with existing and new categories and has led the acceleration of HUL’s agenda on Regenerative Agriculture and Nutritional value in products.
Deepak, in his current role as Executive Director Homecare, HUL has led the business to deliver strong results on topline and bottom-line in both Fabric Care and Home & Hygiene categories delivering robust volume growth and premiumization. He has also led the sustainability agenda for HUL, helping build an integrated ESG strategy for the Company.
Welcoming Shiva to the Management Committee and Srinandan to his new role, Rohit Jawa, CEO and Managing Director, HUL, said, “Shiva is an astute marketeer with strong business acumen and is known to craft great brands. I am glad to welcome him to the HUL Leadership team and truly believe that his rich experience in Foods and Beverages will be of immense help to the business. Srinandan, has been a part of the HUL Leadership for over seven years and has a strong track record in General Management, Customer Development and Marketing. I am sure he will take the Homecare business to new heights.”