Mumbai University alumnus and Unilever COO Harish Manwani has been elected by Qualcomm Incorporated, the global leader in next-generation wireless technologies, to its Board of Directors. Manwani has more than 35 years of consumer product and global management experience and sits on the board of consumer electronic giant Whirlpool. He also serves as the Non-executive Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited. Welcoming Manwani to Qualcomm’s board, Chairman Paul Jacobs said his “experience managing Unilever’s global businesses, and particularly his expertise in emerging regions and consumer products, brings insights to Qualcomm’s board as advances in wireless technologies enable new industries and geographies”.
In his current role at Unilever, Manwani has global responsibility for all eight Unilever market clusters and is focused on driving future growth and tapping opportunities in emerging regions. He is also a member of the Unilever Leadership Executive team.
In 2004, Manwani was appointed President, Home and Personal Care portfolio in North America, where he focused on strengthening Unilever’s competitive position in a key region.