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Rohit Jawa

Rohit was appointed Managing Director & CEO of Hindustan Unilever and a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive in June 2023.

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President, Unilever, South Asia and CEO and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited

Rohit Jawa is President, Unilever, South Asia and CEO and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL).

Rohit is an experienced operator with huge marketing and commercial expertise and a track record of delivery. He has a proven track record of sustained business results across India, Southeast Asia, and North Asia. He is deeply passionate about integrating the strength of traditional markets with digital technologies and future-fit business models.

As EVP North Asia and Chairman Unilever China for five years until early 2022, Rohit helped to transform the business into Unilever’s third largest globally. He developed a distinct strategic agenda for China, championed digitalisation and premiumisation, and steered the business very capably through the Covid crisis. As the Chairman of Unilever Philippines, he led the business to become one of the top ten markets for Unilever globally.

Rohit has a bachelor’s degree from St Stephen’s College and an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, both at the University of Delhi, India. He is an alumnus of IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland, where he completed the Breakthrough Program for Senior Executives in 2018. Rohit has also completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School in 2022.


  • 2023: President, Unilever South Asia and member of the Unilever Leadership Executive
  • 2022: Chief of Transformation, Unilever
  • 2017 — 2022: EVP North Asia and Chairman, Unilever China
  • 2013 — 2017: EVP, Chairman and CEO, Unilever Philippines
  • 2010 — 2013: SVP Global Marketing Operations, Unilever
  • 2006 — 2010: Regional Vice President (VP) Laundry, Global VP Radiant brand, Unilever Asia
  • 2004 — 2006: VP, Home Care, Unilever Vietnam
  • 2002 — 2004: General Manager, Western Region, Hindustan Unilever
  • 1988 — 2002: Sales and Marketing, Hindustan Unilever
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