Mr. Aashish Rai
Mr. Ashish Rai is currently serving as the Managing Director of Unilever. In addition, he leads the technology initiatives for Unilever’s customer development function and is part of Unilever’s South Asia Leadership team. He has over 16 years of industry experience spanning sales and marketing roles working in various capacities in global teams, in South Asia and South East Asia. Mr. Rai has worked for Colgate Palmolive (India) Limited, Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) and Unilever for assignments in India and Singapore. In general management, he has worked in the last few years with assignments of Head – Rural Business and Alliances handling entire product portfolio for rural markets in India for HUL and a distribution joint venture with Tata Docomo. In his last role as General Manager — Sales and Customer Development, South India for HUL business, with € 1.5 billion annual turnover, he managed the largest branch (sales unit). Mr. Rai has a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering (Chemical) from IIT Roorkee and an MBA (Marketing) from Delhi University, India.