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Vindi Banga

Vindi Banga was educated in India and completed his MBA at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

He spent 30 years working with Unilever to finally become their President, Global Foods, Home and Personal Care, as well as a member of the Unilever Executive Board. He has been President of Unilever Asia as well as Chairman and Managing Director of Hindustan Unilever Ltd., Unilever’s listed company in India. 

He left Unilever in 2010 and became a partner in the private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice (CD&R), based in London and has set up a partnership private equity firm, Kedaara Capital Advisers, which is solely investing in India.

Board Mandates

Mr Banga is Chairman of Kalle GmbH, a non-quoted global manufacturing company headquartered in Germany, and a Senior Independent Director on the Boards of Marks & Spencer and GlaxoSmithKline.  

He is a director of U.S. based personal care company, High Ridge Brands.

He is a member of the UK India CEO Forum, established by the UK and Indian Prime Ministers in 2015. He also serves on the Board of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI).

Mr Banga was a Non-Executive Director of Thomson Reuters Corporation from 2009 until May 2016.

He was on the Indian Prime Minister’s Council for Trade & Industry from 2004 until 2014.

Mr Banga was also on the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, the Supervisory Board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, the Advisory Board of Wharton, and is on the Advisory Board of the Saïd Business School, Oxford.

AWARDS

In 2010 Mr Banga was awarded the Padma Bhushan, one of India’s highest civilian honours, by the Prime Minister of India. In the same year he was also awarded the CNBC International Businessman Award.

He has also been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award in 2001 by the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi.

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