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Gopal Vittal bids adieu to Hindustan Unilever as Executive Director

Gopal Vittal, Executive Director, Home & Personal Care and a member of the Board of Directors of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has resigned from the services of the Company.

Vittal has put in his papers which would effect from January 20, 2012, to pursue opportunities outside Unilever", said sources.

Hemant Bakshi, who is presently the Executive Director-Sales and Customer Development, will be the new Executive Director - Home & Personal Care.

The Board places on record its appreciation for the contribution made by Vittal, as Gopal Vittal has played a significant role in the growth of the Hindustan Unilever's Home and Personal Care business.

Vittal has worked both in India and Asia for Unilever for over 18 years. He has also served as the Marketing Director at Bharti Airtel, leading the Marketing and Distribution strategy for the group. He rejoined the Company in July 2008 as the Executive Director for Home & Personal Care business. Vittal is an alumnus of Madras Christian College and has completed his MBA from IIM, Kolkata.


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