P&G India appoints LV Vaidyanathan as new CEO

MUMBAI: Procter & Gamble (P&G) has announced that LV Vaidyanathan will take over as the CEO for its operations in India from July 1, 2022. Vaidyanathan will take over from Madhusudan Gopalan, who will take on a leadership role within P&G as senior VP – Grooming & Oral Care, P&G Japan & Korea. During his four-year tenure at the helm of P&G India, Gopalan led the transformation of the business. P&G said it continues to be the market leader in most of the segments it ope

rates in like baby diapers, blades & razors, feminine care, shave prep, health care, anti-ageing skincare, and is number 2 in shampoos and toothbrushes. Gopalan has been instrumental in guiding the company through the challenges of the pandemic, delivering strong balanced growth while prioritizing the health and well-being of P&G people.

Vaidyanathan is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad who started his journey with P&G in 1995 as an intern and joined the India sales team straight from campus in 1996. He has more than 26 years of experience across diverse geographies and cultures like India and ASEAN countries including Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. He is currently leading the P&G business in Indonesia as CEO where he has been responsible for industry-leading growth and value creation for the company.

Magesvaran Suranjan, P&G President, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa, said: “I want to thank Madhusudan for his outstanding leadership of the India organization 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.”