Unilever appoints Global SVP Leadership & Development

Leena-NairThe multinational consumer goods company has appointed a Global Senior Vice President for Leadership and Development.

Leena Nair assumes the new role at Unilever. Previously she was the HR head and Executive Director for Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL).

Nair will move to Unilever’s London headquarters on 1 January 2013, where she will report to Doug Baillie, the firm’s Chief HR Officer.

Nair has worked with Unilever for the past 19 years in a variety of roles, including Employee Relations Manager, Management Development Manager, and Business Partner for the Home & Personal Care Business. 

With her appointment as Executive Director-HR in June 2007, Nair became the first woman on the Management Committee of HUL.  She is also the youngest Executive Director to be appointed in the company.


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