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Hindustan Unilever appoints BP Biddappa as new HR head


Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) has made a significant shift in its management team, with BP Biddappa assuming the role of Executive Director for Human Resources and Chief People, Transformation, and Sustainability Officer for South Asia. Pending shareholder approval, Biddappa will not only join the HUL Management Committee but also take a seat on the HUL Board as a Whole Time Director.

In his new capacity, Biddappa will spearhead the human resources initiatives for South Asia and oversee transformational endeavors spanning business, organizational dynamics, and sustainability efforts.

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With an extensive career spanning more than thirty years within Unilever, Biddappa takes over from Anuradha Razdan, who transitions to a global position as Chief Reward & Organization Development Officer for Unilever. This leadership transition is scheduled to take effect on June 1st. Razdan has served as the Executive Director of HR at HUL and as the CHRO for South Asia over the past five years.

Biddappa’s journey within Unilever commenced with hands-on experience in an HUL factory, followed by diverse roles encompassing leadership development, business partnership, and HR leadership across various Unilever divisions. He has previously overseen HR operations for Unilever in Maghreb, Bangladesh, and India.