MUMBAI: Hindustan Unilever (HUL) has appointed Srinandan Sundaram as executive director (foods & refreshment) with effect from July 1, this year, as the current incumbent Sudhir Sitapati moves on to pursue an external opportunity.
Sundaram is currently the executive director, customer development.
As executive director foods and refreshment, Sitapati led the transformation of tea into a purpose-led category that regained market leadership and gained shares for the last three years. During his tenure, Sitapati led the merger of Adityaa Milk and more recently, GSK Consumer Healthcare business into HUL, bringing iconic brands like Horlicks and Boost into the Unilever family. The Unilever Food Solutions business, under his leadership, was rewired and transformed into a growth engine for the company.
HUL CMD Sanjiv Mehta, said: “I would like to thank Sudhir for his immense contributions to the Company over the last two decades. We cherish iconic ad campaigns like `Daag Acche Hain’ and `Swad Apnepan Ka’ that were created under his leadership. He played a pivotal role in the merger of GSK CH into HUL.”