Hindustan Unilever Limited was founded in 1932 in the consumer goods industry.
It is headquartered in Mumbai, India. Mr. Sanjiv Mehta is acting as MD and CEO for the company while Mr. Harish Manwani is acting as a chief operating officer. HUL has research facilities at Mumbai and Bangalore which has developed and induced innovation in a number of consumer products. HUL mainly operates through three divisions which are; food, homecare and personal care. It has presence in more than 20 categories that ranges from soaps, tea, detergents and shampoos. According to a survey by ACNielsen in 2014, sixteen out of 100 most trusted brands are brands of HUL. The major brands of HUL include Lux, Surf Excel, Clinic Plus, Rin, Lifebuoy, Close Up, Pond’s, Pepsodent, Fair & Lovely, Dove, Sunsilk, Vim, Wheel, Pears, Vaseline and Lakme.