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Godrej Consumer Products names Vivek Gambhir MD

The Godrej Consumer Products Ltd (GCPL) board of directors has identified Vivek Gambhir, chief strategy officer of Godrej Industries and its associated companies, as the successor to GCPL Managing Director A Mahendran. Mahendran has indicated that he would like to retire when his current term expires on June 30, 2013, to devote time to his family businesses.

Mahendran will continue to serve on GCPL’s Board of Directors after his retirement. Over the next eight months, Mahendran and Vivek will work closely together to ensure a smooth transition of responsibilities.

GCPL Chairman Adi Godrej said, 'Over the last 18 years Mahendran has provided tremendous leadership to the Group in different roles. As MD of GCPL, he successfully guided the company through the merger with Godrej Sara Lee Ltd and our internationalisation strategy. We are very appreciative that we will continue to benefit from his insights and experience as a member of the board.'

Vivek joined the Godrej Group in 2009. Prior to that, he was a partner at business consulting firm Bain & Company. He worked with Bain in Boston, Singapore and New Delhi. He was a founding member of Bain’s consulting operations in India and led the firm’s FMCG practice in India.

Vivek holds a BA in Economics and a BS in Computer Science from Lafayette College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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