M. S. Banga
|M. S. Banga|
Banga at the World Economic Forum annual meeting in Davos, 2010
|Born||Manvinder Singh Banga
October 31, 1954
|Other names||Vindi Banga|
Banga graduated from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in 1975 and did BTech degree in Mechanical Engineering. He earned a master in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM-A).
Banga worked for Unilever for 33 years. He served as the chairman and chief executive officer of Hindustan Lever Ltd.. In February 2005, as part of a major reorganization of Unilever's upper management, Banga was elevated to the Unilever Executive, as the global head of the Foods division.
Banga is currently a non-executive director on the Boards of Glaxo Smith Kline Plc, Thomson Reuters, and Marks & Spencers. He served on the Prime Minister of India's Council for Trade & Industry from 2004 to 2014. He was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 2010.
Banga is an advisor to the Karta Initiative, a non profit organisation seeking to widen access to world class higher education for outstanding low income talent from developing countries.
Banga has a wife, Kamini. Ajay Banga (Ajaypal Singh Banga) is his brother and is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of MasterCard. Tavraj Banga is his son and a senior executive at the buy-out firm Terra Firma.
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