Thursday, April 13, 2006

Harish Manwani ... President, Asia Africa - Unilever

Harish Manwani is an honours graduate from Mumbai University and has a master's degree in management studies. He also attended the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
He joined Hindustan Lever (HLL) in 1976, becoming a member of the HLL board 1995 as director responsible for the Personal Products business. As category leader for Personal Products, he also held regional responsibility for the Central Asia and Middle East business group.
In 2000, he moved to the UK as senior vice president, Global Hair Care and Oral Care, and in 2001 was appointed president, Home and Personal Care, Latin America business group. He also served as chairman of Unilever’s Latin America Advisory Council.
In 2004, he was appointed president and CEO of the HPC North America business group, and in April 2005 joined the Unilever Executive as president, Asia Africa. He is also non-executive chairman of Hindustan Lever and is currently a member of the Executive Board of the Indian School of Business.
Harish is married and has two daughters. He spends his leisure time with his family and enjoys playing golf and an occasional game of bridge.

Career Summary
1976: Joined Hindustan Lever
1994: Divisional vice president marketing, Detergents
1995: Joined board of Hindustan Lever Ltd; director for Personal Products
2000: Moved to UK as senior vice president Hair Care and Oral care categories; executive vice president, Latin America business group
2001: President, Home and Personal Care Latin America
2004: President, Home and Personal Care, North America
2005: Appointed president Asia & Africa

Sir, all hats off to you for ur splendid performance in last 30 years !!