Nitin Paranjpe

Independent Director, Infosys

Nitin Paranjpe

Mr. Nitin Paranjpe is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL), and also the Chief People and Chief Transformation Officer at Unilever PLC. Prior to this, he was Unilever’s Chief Operating Officer (COO) responsible for delivering its global results. He has been a member of the Unilever Executive Leadership since October 2013.

Nitin joined HUL (then Hindustan Lever Limited), in 1987, where he held various roles in marketing and sales, before being appointed as the Chief Executive Officer, India, and Executive Vice President for Unilever, South Asia, in April 2008.

He has been the recipient of many awards in recognition of his contribution to business and industry including CEO of the year (Forbes India) and India business leader of the year (CNBC TV18). For his efforts in blazing a trail for diversity, he won the GG2 Hammer Award in 2019 in the UK. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of Heineken NV, Chinmaya Mission Advisory Council and the WeSchool Innovation Advisory Board.

Nitin holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and an MBA in Marketing from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management in Mumbai.