P&G Names LV Vaidyanathan As India CEO

Procter & Gamble today announced the appointment of LV Vaidyanathan as the Chief Executive Officer for its operations in India.

P&G Names LV Vaidyanathan As India CEO

Procter & Gamble today announced that LV Vaidyanathan would be taking over as the CEO of their Indian operations from July 1, 2022. 

He started working for P&G in 1995 as an intern. Vaidyanathan is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad.

He has a 26-year-long of experience in diverse geographies like India and the ASEAN nations, including Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Currently, he is the CEO of P&G business in Indonesia. He will take over from Madhusudan Gopalan; Mr Gopalan will now take on the role of Senior Vice President - Grooming and Oral care, P&G Japan and Korea. 

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“I want to thank Madhusudan for his outstanding leadership of the India organisation over the last four years and the transformation of the business to delivering consistent balanced growth and value creation. Not only has his leadership been exemplary to guide the company through the pandemic, but he is also leaving the business well-positioned to win in India for years to come. I am thrilled with LV Vaidyanathan’s appointment as the India CEO, who has been an integral part of the P&G growth story for well over two decades. He is an outstanding leader, and the India business will immensely benefit from his leadership and skills which have led to the strong growth of the different businesses that he has led across Southeast Asia. The moves for both Madhusudan and LV are testament to the strength of Indian talent and India’s importance as a talent factory for P&G globally,” said Magesvaran Suranjan, P&G president, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa.

Vaidyanathan said, “I am looking forward to being back in the market, learning more about the Indian consumers and serving their needs. For us, going forward, it will be important to continue the focus on our strategy which is delivering consistent results. We will raise the bar on all aspects of our superiority strategy– product, package, brand communication, retail execution, and value. We will continue to drive productivity improvements to fund investments in innovation and help drive balanced top-and bottom-line growth. We will also aim to lead constructive disruption across the value chain in the industry.”