FMCG major Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has elevated Srinandan Sundaram, currently Vice President, Skin Care, as its new Executive Director, Sales and Customer Development. With this, Sundaram also joins HUL’s Management Committee from September 1, 2016.
The development comes after Executive Director and Vice President (Sales and Customer Development) Punit Misra’s decision to quit the company to pursue an external opportunity.
CEO and Managing Director, HUL, Sanjiv Mehta said, “I would like to welcome Srinandan to the HUL Management Committee and wish him success in his new role. Under Srinandan’s leadership, the Hair and Skin Care businesses have seen strong growth fuelled by innovations and brilliant marketing.”
“I would also like to thank Punit for his invaluable contribution to Unilever over the last twenty years. He passionately led a transformational Customer Development (CD) agenda which has helped strengthen the CD function of HUL. I wish him the very best for his future endeavours,” Mehta added.
41-year-old Srinandan joined the company as a Management Trainee in 1999. Over the past 17 years, Srinandan has had roles spanning Customer Development (CD) and Marketing across a number of categories. Srinandan has held leadership roles in CD across General Trade and Modern Trade.
He has also led several categories in the Personal Care business including Oral Care, Deodorants, Hair Care and most recently Skin Care.