Hindustan Unilever trims its layers to ramp up decision making process

The CEO & MD will continue to have full responsibility for the business and the P&L delivery in India.
Hindustan Unilever

Hindustan Unilever is on a spree of ramping up its decision making process. Currently, company is chopping off its organizational layers to clear off the channel between divisional heads and global function heads. The move is considered as company’s step to enhance its decision making process as now, its divisional heads will directly report to global function heads, presently stationed at Unilever's London headquarters.

This new strategy is a part of company’s new initiative called 'Connected 4 Growth' to foster quick decision making, cutting down on time consumed while rolling out the creative ideas globally due to layers involved in the process.

Until now, HUL's executives heading core categories — home care, personal care, foods and refreshments — were reporting to managing director Sanjiv Mehta. They will now instead report to global category heads while Mehta will continue to be responsible for the country's overall sales and profit performance.

The four officials — Priya Nair, Sudhir Sitapati, Geetu Verma and Sandeep Kohli — will remain part of the HUL management committee.

As per the company’s spokesperson, “The CEO & MD will continue to have full responsibility for the business and the P&L delivery in India. The category leaders will continue to sit on the India Management Committee and be accountable for the business delivery in the country.”

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