Procter & Gamble announced today that LV Vaidyanathan will take over as the Chief Executive Officer for its operations in India from July 1, 2022. He is currently leading the P&G business in Indonesia as CEO where he has been responsible for industry-leading growth and value creation for the company. He has more than 26 years of experience across diverse geographies and cultures like India and ASEAN countries including Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.
An alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad, Vaidyanathan started his journey with P&G in 1995 as an intern and joined the India Sales team straight from campus in 1996. Under his leadership, the Indonesian business has transformed to become value accretive for the parent company and has overtaken a formidable competitor in the market by turning around the share gap in the last 4 years.
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Vaidyanathan is a passionate advocate for Equality and Inclusion, and under his leadership, P&G has achieved the milestone of having 50% women representation in their leadership team. He has also stepped up the company’s focus on environmental sustainability in Indonesia where all of the company’s manufacturing sites have become ‘Zero Manufacturing Waste to Landfill’, and the company is working with external stakeholders to innovate and develop technology that can accelerate efforts to advance the circular economy. Vaidyanathan has also served as the Chairman of Indonesia Chapter of US ASEAN Business Council.
LV Vaidyanathan will take over from Madhusudan Gopalan, who is going to take on an important leadership role within P&G as Senior Vice President – Grooming & Oral Care, P&G Japan & Korea.