Unilever President named Asia Business Leader of the Year 2008

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New Delhi, Jan 17 (UNI) FMCG major Unilever's Asia Africa arm Chief Harish Manwani has been conferred the prestigious CNBC-Asia Business Leader of the Year 2008 award.

Mr Harish Manwani, who is also a member of the Uniliver Executive board, received the award at ceremony held at Seoul, South Korea yesterday.

The award was presented for effectively capitalising on global trends and leveraging the global scale of the firm to deliver accelerated growth, while significantly increasing profitability in the Asia-Africa region for the company, a statement said.

His innovative and visionary leadership has helped build a strong core of local management teams across the 43 operating companies under the Unilever umbrella, it added.

UNI MP SR RS2140

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