Blackstone on 10 March 2015 appointed former Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Unilever Harish Manwani as Global Executive Adviser.
As a Global Executive Advisor, Manwani will assist and guide selected Blackstone portfolio companies across the world and help in diligencing investment opportunities. In addition, he will help guide portfolio operations and advise the management teams of Blackstone’s Indian portfolio companies.
Harish Manwani retired from Unilever at the end of 2014. In Unilever, he was responsible for managing Unilever’s P&L in all of the markets in which it operates.
He used to hold various senior general management positions in different parts of the world, including overseeing Unilever’s businesses in Latin America, North America and Asia.
Additionally, he is the non-executive Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Ltd and serves on several international boards, including Qualcomm, Pearson and Whirlpool.
The Blackstone Group L.P. is an American multinational private equity, investment banking, alternative asset management and financial services corporation based in New York City.
Blackstone was founded in 1985 as a mergers and acquisitions boutique by Peter G Peterson and Stephen A Schwarzman, who had previously worked together at Lehman Brothers, Kuhn, Loeb Inc.
Who: Harish Manwani
When: 10 March 2015