Unilever Indonesia announces leadership change

first_imgConsumer goods giant PT Unilever Indonesia announced on Friday its plan to appoint a new president director, president commissioner and director in a leadership change.Outgoing president director Hemant Bakshi is resigning from the post he has held since 2014 and will assume a leadership role at Unilever’s global division, which supervises the company’s Indonesian branch. He will also replace Maurits Lalisang as Unilever Indonesia’s president commissioner.Ira Noviarti, who currently serves as a director for the company’s beauty and personal care business, will be the new president director. She currently supervises the company’s soap brand Lifebuoy and toothpaste Pepsodent, among other products. The company will seek shareholders’ approval for the leadership change in a general meeting held in the near future, it said in a statement on Friday.“A series of achievements have been made during Bakshi’s leadership, including digital transformation in all lines of operations, a series of breakthroughs and innovations within the company’s brands and recognition both nationally and internationally through various awards received by the company,” the statement read.“Ira Noviarti, who is proposed to be the next president director, is a figure with strong capabilities.”Ira served as Unilever Food Solutions Southeast Asia managing director from 2015 to 2017. She worked as Unilever Indonesia’s director for ice cream, media and consumer market insight during the period of 2010 to 2015. She was also in charge of the company’s COVID-19-related programs, such as Unilever Untuk Indonesia (Unilever for Indonesia).“In addition, she also led the committee of diversity and inclusivity that focuses on improving female representation to create gender equality, open opportunities and access for the disabled and eliminate negative stereotypes in the workplace and society,” according to the statement.The company will also appoint Reski Damayati, who now serves as general legal counsel and secretary, as director to replace Sancoyo Antarikso.Sancoyo is resigning from his post after 30 years with the company.Unilever Indonesia, which operates nine factories in West Java and East Java, booked a net profit of Rp 3.6 trillion (US$242.04 million) in the first half of the year, marking an annual decline of 2.2 percent as the COVID-19 pandemic battered Indonesian consumers.The company’s stocks, traded under the code UNVR at the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX), slipped 0.31 percent to Rp 8,000 apiece on Friday as the benchmark Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) dropped 0.87 percent.Topics :last_img read more

Glasgow edge Munster

first_img Press Association Munster took an 18-9 lead at the interval courtesy of stand-off JJ Hanrahan’s early try, two penalties and conversion of Robin Copeland’s 40th-minute touch down. All of Glasgow’s points in the first half came from the boot of Finn Russell, but after the break Leone Nakarawa and Jonny Gray crossed the whitewash to turn the match around. The win moves the hosts above Munster and briefly saw them climb into first place in the table, but Ospreys’ bonus-point victory over Ulster in the late game ensured they were top of the tree heading into the festive period. A night of heavy rain had been followed by a dry morning so Munster kicked off in perfect conditions to start a first half in which the lead changed hands four times. First to secure it was Glasgow thanks to a penalty from Russell who took his first opportunity to put his crucial misses last week against Toulouse behind him. In what was to be a feature of the half Glasgow made a mess of receiving the kick off and Munster pounced with Hanrahan dotting down before missing the conversion. Soon after, Russell missed a long penalty but Glasgow stayed on the attack with centre Peter Horne and then number eight Josh Strauss making inroads until Russell was able to kick a more straight forward penalty. After 20 minutes Munster captain Paul O’Connell was sin binned by referee Leighton Hodges for a silly penalty as Munster pressed on the Glasgow line. The makeshift visitors’ scrum then won a penalty that Hanrahan struck home, but Russell struck with the boot shortly after to make it 9-8 to Glasgow. Two debatable decisions from Hodges laid the foundations for Munster to take 18-9 advantage into the break. Firstly Strauss was penalised for not releasing – when hardly held – and then winger Sean Lamont was detected in careless footwork at a ruck. Each time a good Munster position was kicked, with the first resulting in a Hanrahan penalty and the second a try for Copeland with Hanrahan converting. Glasgow opened the second half brightly but were rebuffed until the 51st minute when play was spread wide from a line out on the visitors’ line with Nakarawa getting the touch down and Russell converting to cut the Munster lead to two points. Munster again immediately benefited from Glasgow’s failure to exit the restart, this time Matawalu was the sinner, and were awarded two kickable penalty awards. However Hanrahan was unable to take advantage. In turn Glasgow’s chance came after 70 minutes when sub winger Tommy Seymour’s break was backed up by fellow winger DTH Van Der Merwe and the latter was held up over the Munster line. It merely delayed the inevitable though as Gray managed to power over with a huge effort that went unconverted but was enough to put Glasgow into a decisive late lead . Glasgow came from behind to beat Munster 21-18 to move above the Irish province in the battle at the top of the Guinness PRO12 table.last_img read more