Gillette India MD LV Vaidyanathan Resigns; Kumar Venkatasubramanian Named Successor

Gillette, known for its shaving razors, says L.V. Vaidyanathan resigned to pursue other interests
Gillette India MD LV Vaidyanathan Resigns; Kumar Venkatasubramanian Named Successor

Gillette India Ltd. said its Managing Director L.V. Vaidyanathan resigned and the company’s board named Kumar Venkatasubramanian as his successor.

Vaidyanathan resigned from the company, which is known for its shaving razors, to pursue other interests, Gillette said in a stock exchange announcement. His resignation will be effective from the close of business hours on 30 April, it added.

The Mumbai-based firm, which sells personal grooming and oral care products, said its board appointed Venkatasubramanian as managing director for five years, effective 1 May.

Vaidyanathan also resigned as managing director from Procter & Gamble Hygiene and Health Care Ltd. to pursue other interests, according to a separate stock exchange announcement. Venkatasubramanian will replace him as managing director of the company on 1 May, it said.

Venkatasubramanian started his career with P&G in India in 2000 as a new hire in the sales function from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, and worked in various sales leadership roles across India. He has led complex categories across some of the world’s largest markets, including India, Brazil, and Australia in his career of over 23 years.

Until 2020, for a few years, Venkatasubramanian led the P&G India sales function and the Oral Care category and in 2020, he was elevated to the role of CEO ‐ P&G Australia and New Zealand.

Venkatasubramanian has an MBA from IIM Calcutta and also completed his Bachelor of Engineering from National Institute of Technology, Durgapur, according to the statement.

The appointments are subject to approval of the shareholders and the central government.

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