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Sanjiv Mehta Takes Over as FICCI President & Dr Anish Shah Joins as Vice President

Shivam Dwivedi
Shivam Dwivedi
Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited

Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited has today taken over as FICCI President and Dr Anish Shah, Managing Director & CEO, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd has joined FICCI leadership as Vice-President at the apex chamber's 94th Annual Convention held in New Delhi and inaugurated by Amit Shah, Union Minister of Home Affairs and Cooperation, Govt of India.

Sanjiv Mehta- FICCI President:

Sanjiv Mehta is the Chairman and Managing Director, Hindustan Unilever Limited. He is also the President of Unilever South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka & Nepal), and is a member of the 'Unilever Leadership Executive' which is Unilever's Global Executive Board.

In his message as the incoming President of FICCI, Sanjiv Mehta said, “It is an honour to lead FICCI as its President. I look forward to working with the passionate team at FICCI as we help the members and the nation in the next phase of its growth and prosperity.”

During his 8 years at the helm, HUL's market capitalization has increased by over $55 billion making it one of the most valuable companies in the country. In this period, HUL has won several awards and recognitions including the prestigious Economic Times 'Company of the Year' & 'Corporate Citizen of the Year' awards, Business Standard's 'Company of the year' award and the 'Best Governed Company' award by the Asian Centre for Corporate Governance and Sustainability. Forbes rated HUL as the most innovative company in India and the 8th most innovative company in the world.

Dr Anish Shah- FICCI Vice President:

Dr. Anish Shah is the Managing Director and CEO of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. He joined Mahindra Group in 2014, as Group President (Strategy), and worked closely with all businesses on key strategic initiatives, built capabilities such as digitization & data sciences and enabled synergies across group companies.

In 2019, he was appointed Deputy Managing Director and Group CFO, with responsibility for the Group Corporate Office and full oversight of all businesses other than the Auto and Farm sectors, as a part of the transition plan to the CEO role.

Dr. Anish was President and CEO of GE Capital India from 2009-14, where he led the transformation of the business, including a turnaround of its SBI Card joint venture. His career at GE spanned 14 years, during which he held several leadership positions at GE Capital's US and global units.

As Director, Global Mortgage, he worked across 33 countries to drive growth and manage risk. As Senior Vice President (Marketing and Product Development) at GE Mortgage Insurance, he led various growth initiatives and played a key role in preparing the business for an IPO, as a spinoff from GE. Anish also received GE's prestigious Lewis Latimer Award for outstanding utilization of 6 Sigma in developing a "Digital Cockpit."

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