Director (Nominee, Hindustan Unilever Limited)
Krishnan has Master’s degree in Business Administration from Delhi University. He joined Hindustan Unilever in 2000 as a management trainee, working in his initial years in customer development. He moved to brand management in 2004, looking after the tea and coffee brands of Unilever in India. In 2010, Krishnan moved as marketing head of the premium laundry business and subsequently was the general manager of the beverages business, both within HUL.
In 2014, he moved to partner the cluster president of Unilever for South Asia and headed the marketing operations function, creating and executing a strategic growth plan across business and countries. In June 2017, Krishnan moved to London to take up a global assignment as head of Marketing transformation and capability, with responsibility for business and portfolio transformation and marketing excellence and capability. In January 2019, Krishnan was appointed as the Head of integration and change for the Horlicks (GSK) Acquisition. Krishnan now leads that business alongside his integration responsibilities.