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P&G India’s new chief will be tested by fire

Madhusudan Gopalan, P&G India’s new boss, has to deal with an array of immediate troubles, including stagnating growth of its top brands.
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5 Mar 2018 2 Mins Read 1 comments
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Tough task Taking on Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros and Hindustan Unilever (HUL) in India can test the will of the mightiest. P&G's former Indonesia chief Madhusudan Gopalan now faces the latter challenge. He is P&G India's new boss. Current CEO Al Rajwani is retiring after 37 years in the firm. Gopalan, a career P&G man, has been
has been distracted Declining sales and a boardroom battle for control with activist investor Nelson Peltz has distracted the company and likely taken attention away from India. Investors are noticing: P&G's stock on the New York Stock Exchange was at a 1-year low of USD79.62 as on March 5.(Clarifiaction: The story has been revised to reflect data corrections.)
Tough task Taking on Rafael Nadal at Roland Garros and Hindustan Unilever (HUL) in India can test the will of the mightiest. P&G's former Indonesia chief Madhusudan Gopalan now faces the latter challenge. He is P&G India's new boss. Current CEO Al Rajwani is retiring after 37 years in the firm. Gopalan, a career P&G man, has been has been distracted Declining sales and a boardroom battle for control with activist investor Nelson Peltz has distracted the company and likely taken attention away from India. Investors are noticing: P&G's stock on the New York Stock Exchange was at a 1-year low of USD79.62 as on March 5.(Clarifiaction: The story has been revised to reflect data corrections.)

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