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HUL Chairman & MD Sanjiv Mehta elected as FICCI President

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New Delhi, 6 Dec (KNN) Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) will be appointed as the President of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) at the conclusion of FICCI’s 94th Annual General Meeting on 18th December 2021, said the press release.

He is currently the Senior Vice President of FICCI and will be succeeding Uday Shankar, the current President of FICCI.

Mehta is also the President of Unilever South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Nepal), and is a member of the ‘Unilever Leadership Executive’ which is Unilever’s Global Executive Board. 

Alongside leading HUL, he is also a Director on the Board of Indian School of Business, member of the Breach Candy Hospital Trust and the South Asia Advisory Board of Harvard Business School. He chairs Xynteo’s ‘Vikaasa’, a coalition of top Indian and MNC companies.

He was conferred honorary ‘Doctorate degree in Business Management’ by Xavier University, Bhubaneswar. He has also been recognised as the ‘Business Leader’ of the year by the All India Management Association, the ‘Best CEO Multinational’ by Forbes India Leadership Awards, the ‘Management Man of the Year’ by Bombay Management Association, the ‘CA Business Leader’ by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the ‘Best Transformational Leader’ by the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance & Sustainability and ‘Business Leader of the Year’ by Economic Times.

He was also awarded the ‘Pralhad P. Chhabria Memorial Global Award’ for his outstanding contributions to the industry, the ‘Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace’ by XLRI – Jamshedpur and ‘JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award’ by the All India Management Association.

Mehta has done his Bachelors in Commerce (India), Chartered Accountancy (India) and has also completed his Advanced Management Program (Harvard Business School). Mr Mehta is married to Mona Mehta who too is a Chartered Accountant, and they have twin daughters Naina and Roshni who have studied at MIT, Cornell, and Harvard Universities. A firm believer that ‘doing well’ and ‘doing good’ are two sides of the same coin, he propagates the cause of compassionate capitalism. 

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