Leena Nair born on 28th October 1969 is no less than an epitome of excellence at workplace. After completing her graduation from XLRI, she joined Unilever India and worked for a good amount of time only to be promoted as the Global HR Chief.
Leena Nair has not only worked her way up but she has abolished a number of stereotypes related to India women. Leena’s contribution has not only changed the way people look at Indian women but has also inspired millions of female inside the country to dream big and work harder.
Indians at Unilever
Unilever is a known name in India. Almost every other household uses a ton of products from Unilever. Unilever India has always provided Indian customers with a product that satisfies their needs and makes life a bit easier.
Unilever is a reputed International brand, its approach towards Indian customers have been really different. They have always aimed to create a relationship here; the branding, ad campaigns and other initiatives have proved that Unilever is here to stay.
If you visit the international headquarters of Unilever, you will locate hundreds of Indian working at reputed ranks. Presence of Indians in such a huge number at Unilever helps the enterprise decide the future course in India, better.
Leena Nair’s time at Unilever
Like many other Indians, Leena Nair has turned out to be an important face at Unilever. Leena Nair has handled reputed positions of HR head and Senior Executive at Unilever before being promoted as the Vice President at Unilever. (reported The Economic Times)
Leena has worked her way up and has never compromised with her contribution. It was her rational thinking and hardworking skills that turned her into the youngest ever Executive Director at Unilever. It was the year of 2007, when Leena Nair ranked up as the youngest Executive Director. It was at this point of time when every other enterprise in the market wanted to have Leena Nair on board.
Leena Nair has been quite straightforward with her thoughts of working at Unilever. She has never shown her interest in any other company, since she joined Unilever. Her stint at Unilever happens to be one of the best performances by any Indian at International Brands. She is now working in the London office and looks over the HR department for Unilever India.
Chief HR officer
Leena Nair has been taking the upstairs but not slowly, she seems to be on fire when it comes to shifting ranks. From being Executive Director to being Vice President and now the Chief HR Officer, Nair has proved herself at every juncture and ensured best results for the enterprise.(Business Standard)
Her contribution in making Unilever a well-established enterprise in India is not just commendable but very much inspiring for the Indian diaspora. She has played instrumental role in establishing Unilever India as one of the reputed agencies globally. Her contribution to the development of world-class leadership center in Singapore is also very commendable. Her contribution to HR services of Unilever has established the enterprise as a trustworthy center of excellence in matters of Human Resource.
Awards and Recognition
While Leena’s achievement inside Unilever are so diverse, there’s bound to have a lot of awards and recognition in her name. Here’s a list of awards and recognitions she has been conferred with till date:
- Featured in “Most powerful woman” list for 5 consecutive years; the list is released by Business Today.
- Verve Magazine listed her among the 50 most influential women
- Business by FICCI awarded her with the title of Young Woman Achiever for the year 2008
- World HRD Congress awarded her with the title of Human Resource Achiever of the year 2009
- NHRDN awarded her with the title of “Seasoned HR Professional for 2010”.
- STAR news talent leadership awarded her with the title of “HR Leader of the year”
How we see her success at the Global Juncture:
Indians have always been slammed with pseudo notions of woman empowerment. India is one of those rare countries where women are as active as men in almost every sector. It is the Indian woman, who now has taken up the battle against western thrashing and has decided to break the caricatured image.
Achievements of Leena Nair are exceptional and there are only few males from India who have achieved what Leena did. She now is in the likes of Satya Nadela, Pranav Mistry and Sundar Pichai.
Leena’s achievement are no hoax, they are true and almost impossible to believe. Her extremely hardworking attitude, futuristic vision has led her to extreme success. We appreciate her achievements and we also feel proud of everything she has done.