Faculty of Management Studies Delhi Alumnus Rohit Jawa takes over as CEO & MD of Hindustan Unilever; Remembers his Management Trainee days

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Updated on June 27, 2023
FMS Delhi Alumnus Rohit Jawa, who completed his MBA in 1988 from this Delhi University B-school, has taken over as the CEO & MD of Hindustan Unilever on June 27, after Sanjiv Mehta retired as the MD & CEO. Rohit last served as the Chief of Transformation at Unilever’s London office. Beginning his career with Unilever in 1988 as Management Trainee, soon after his FMS MBA, he has served the company for more than 35 years
FMS Delhi Alumnus Rohit Jawa takes over as CEO & MD of Hindustan Unilever

Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), University of Delhi, must be truly proud today! Rohit Jawa, who completed his MBA from FMS Delhi in 1988, has taken over as the CEO & MD of Hindustan Unilever on June 27, after Sanjiv Mehta retired as the MD & CEO.

Known for transforming the consumer goods major's China and Philippine business, Rohit Jawa last served as the Chief of Transformation at Unilever’s London office. The 56-year-old Unilever veteran's career has spanned over 35 years since he joined as a management trainee in 1988, soon after his FMS MBA.

In his linked post, Rohit wrote, “Today marks my first day as the CEO & MD of Hindustan Unilever Limited, and I'm humbled and honoured to be entrusted with this position of great responsibility.” Remembering his younger days, Jawa said, “Spending time with our young and dynamic Management Trainees; brought back memories of a time when I first walked into the then Hindustan Lever Limited as a Management Trainee in my early 20s. Looking back, while a lot may have changed over the years, what has withstood the test of time is our DNA of 'Leaders build Leaders', our core values and our purpose-driven culture.”

Rise and Rise of Rohit Jawa
For MBA aspirants, students and your MBAs, the rise and rise of Rohit Jawa, from the FMS Campus to becoming the CEO of one of India’s most coveted company, is an inspirations story.

Straight out of FMS Delhi, Rohit started his career with HUL as a Management Trainee in 1988. He has been in several leadership roles across sales, general management, transformation and marketing in South Asia, Southeast Asia, and North Asia. As EVP of North Asia and Chairman of Unilever China, Rohit helped transform the business into Unilever’s third largest business globally. As the Chairman of Unilever Philippines, he led the company to become one of the top 10 markets for Unilever globally.
In addition to his FMS MBA, Rohit has also completed advance management programs at IMD Business School, Lausanne, Switzerland and Harvard Business School. Rohit completed his bachelor’s degree from St Stephen’s College at the University of Delhi.

Optimistic on India
Rohit is indeed optimistic on India and HUL. He noted, “Today's India is full of opportunities, and the consumer story is getting more exciting as it evolves. It is our time to make a real difference through our business and brands and continue to touch the lives of many.”

With 90 years of heritage in India, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) is India’s largest fast-moving consumer goods company. Nine out of ten Indian households use one or more of HUL brands. HUL, with a turnover of INR 58,154 Crores (Financial year 2022-23) is a subsidiary of Unilever, one of the world’s leading suppliers of Food, Home Care, Personal Care and Refreshment products with sales in over 190 countries.

Faculty of Management Studies – A Pioneer
Faculty of Management Studies started offering management education even before IIM Ahmedabad or Calcutta, and has the distinction of producing many CEOs and CXOs. FMS made a modest beginning in 1954 under the leadership of Prof. A. Dasgupta with a three-year part–time Post Graduate Management Programmes in Business Administration for middle and senior level executives. The institute was started at Delhi School of Economics and the first set of Professors was trained at the Stanford Business School. Prof Vivek Suneja is the Head & Dean of FMS Delhi. Past Deans include Dr JK Mitra and Dr ML Singla.

FMS Delhi Alumni include some of the most well-known business leaders including Dinesh Kumar Khera, Chairman, State Bank of India; Harit Nagpal, MD & CEO, Tata Play; Manoj Kohli, Former Country Head, Softbank India; R. Mukundan, MD & CEO Tata Chemicals; Ranu Vohra Co-founder, MD & CEO Avendus Capital; Ritesh Kumar MD & CEO HDFC Ergo General Insurance; Rohit Saigal, MD, Accenture Strategy. The club has now expanded with Rohit Jawa in company.

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