Reckitt India has elevated Gaurav Jain as the head of the hygiene unit along with the health unit, which was already under his leadership. In top management rejig, the new development makes Jain the Chief of the company’s India business.
Since 2017, Jain has been heading Reckitt’s health unit in India. The health unit includes brands like Dettol, Veet, Durex, Strepsils, while its hygiene home business houses Harpic, Lysol Mortein, and more.
Reckitt India spokesperson said, “Our health and hygiene business units have been brought under one focused leadership team. Gaurav Jain is the Senior Vice President, South Asia for Reckitt.”
“The idea behind his appointment was to optimize the potential of the complementary nature of products spread over its two businesses viz. Dettol, Lysol and Harpic. This focused approach will help enhance synergies, align business strategy & execution consequently improving performance,” the spokesperson added.
Reckitt had restructured its business in two units, health, hygiene, and home products, globally in 2017. Following the development, Jain had been appointed the Chief of Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia (AMESA) including India for the health unit, while Narasimhan Eswar was heading the home hygiene business in South Asia.
“With both units independently operational we continue to build on our capabilities and strengthen our strategies in a synergistic manner,” the spokesperson further stated.