Harish Manwani graduated from Mumbai University.
He also obtained Master’s Degree in Management studies at Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) and studied Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.
In 1976, Manwani joined the then Hindustan Lever Limited.
He became a member of the board and took the responsibility of Personal Products business as Director.
He also took care of business group in Central Asia and Middle East.
He became Senior Vice President of Global Hair Care and Oral Care in 2001 and moved to UK.
Next year he was appointed President of Home and Personal Care of Latin America division.
He was also made Chairman of Unilever’s Latin America Advisory Council.
He became President and CEO of HPC North America in 2004.
He joined Unilever in 2005 as President of Asia and Africa division. He was also made non-executive chairman of Hindustan Unilever.
He is also a member of the Executive Board of the Indian School of Business and serves on the Supervisory Board of ING Groep NV.
Harish is married and has two daughters.
Harish was one of the hostages who were trapped in Taj Hotel, Mumbai during terrorist attack.