He will continue to be both the chairman and managing director of the company
Kedar Lele, CEO and Managing Director of Unilever Bangladesh Ltd (UBL), was unanimously elected as the new Chairman of the company at a board meeting on Tuesday.
Lele succeeds Kamran Bakar, who served as Chairman of Unilever Bangladesh Ltd since 2012, says a press release.
Lele joined Unilever Bangladesh Limited (UBL) as its Chief Operating Officer (COO) on June 1, 2017 and subsequently was appointed as its Managing Director (MD) on January 1, 2018.
He will continue to be both the chairman and managing director of the company.
He brings with him, about 20 years of professional experience spanning advertising, internet business and FMCG sales and marketing, over 15 of which he spent at Unilever.
Lele is also the Vice President of the Foreign Investors' Chamber of Commerce & Industry (FICCI).
His career at Unilever began in 2004 with Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) with Ice-Creams, followed by a stint as the Head of Sales & Marketing for Kimberly Clark Lever Limited (JV).
He then led the Eastern Region and Modern trade business creating high growth momentum; and was instrumental in leading HUL’s foray into e-commerce (2014-17) before arriving in Bangladesh as COO.
He was part of the Economic Times “40 under 40” list of hottest business leaders in 2015.
UBL has one of the most enviable records in the industry and the Unilever world.
During Lele’s period in Bangladesh not only has the business grown in size and competitiveness, but it has also achieved world class standards in various facets of the business including safety, environment, productivity and quality.