Mr. Sanjiv Mehta (59) joined the Board of HUL [Hindustan Uniliver Limited] in October, 2013 as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director. He was also appointed as the Executive Vice President of Unilever South Asia. On 30th June, 2018, he was appointed as the Chairman and Managing Director of the Company and continued his responsibilities for Unilever in South Asia.
In May 2019 while retaining his responsibilities for Hindustan Unilever and Unilever
South Asia, he was appointed as President of Unilever, South Asia and Member of the Unilever Leadership Executive (ULE), which is the global executive Board of Unilever. Mr. Mehta joined Unilever in October, 1992.
Sanjiv Mehta Education
Sanjiv Mehta is a Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School.
Sanjiv Mehta Experience
Mr. Mehta has been with Unilever for 28 years and during the last 18 years he has led businesses in different parts of the world including South Asia, South East Asia, North Africa and Middle East.
He was Chairman and Managing Director of Unilever Bangladesh from 2002-2006, Chairman and CEO of Unilever Philippines from 2007-08 and Chairman of Unilever North Africa and Middle East (NAME) from 2008-13.
During his tenure, as the head of various Unilever Companies, the businesses achieved significant success accelerating both growth and profitability. Importantly, he has been instrumental in building leadership talent and substantially strengthening the organizational capabilities.
Before joining Unilever, Mr. Mehta worked for Union Carbide India Limited. Mr. Mehta is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has also completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School.
In terms of his external responsibilities, Mr. Mehta is the Vice president of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and also chairs their FMCG Committee. He is a member of the National Committee of Confederation of Indian Industry’s (CII) and chairs their MNC Committee.
He also chairs Xynteo’s ‘India 2022’, a purpose-driven business coalition of top Indian and MNC companies formed with an intention to solve some of the intractable environmental and social issues and working towards creating a new model of growth.
He is a Member of Managing Committee of Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He co-chairs the Advisory Network to the High-Level Panel for a
Sustainable Ocean Economy.
Mr. Mehta is a member of the India Advisory Board of Harvard Business School and is a Director on the Board of the Indian School of Business. He is also a member of the
Board of Directors of Breach Candy Hospital Trust, Mumbai.
He is a Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee, and Chairman of Risk Management Committee of the Company.
Directorship in other Unlisted Companies
The following are Directorship in other Unlisted Companies by Sanjiv Mehta
- Hindustan Unilever Foundation (Director)
- Breach Candy Hospital Trust (Nominee Director)
- Bhavishya Alliance Child Nutrition Initiatives (Director)
- Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Director)
- Indian School of Business (Director)
- Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry
- (Director and Vice – President)