Shruti Kashyap
Guest speaker

Shruti Kashyap

CIO & Head of IT
Shruti Kashyap is the CIO for Hindustan Unilever, and the Head of IT for South Asia. Shruti has been with Unilever for over 15 years, doing a variety of technology roles across Sales, Marketing, Finance. She has led large digital transformation programs globally at Unilever, and set up a global production hub in Bangalore. More recently she led the GSK merger, India’s largest FMCG merger, where technology played a pivotal role in landing the merger at the time of a pandemic. She is passionate about creating business value through innovation, and experimenting with new technology and experiences.
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Wednesday, 01 December, 2021 / 01:30 PM - 02:00 PM IST
(03:00 AM - 03:30 AM EST)
Executive Insights: India’s Largest FMCG Merger During a Pandemic

The GSK HUL merger was a multi billion $ merger and the largest India has seen in the FMCG world. The scale and complexity of such a merger, coupled with lockdown announced just days before the go-live meant thinking on our feet and creatively to be able to do everything virtually. The case study will bring to life how the organization reacted to completely unpredictable situations created by COVID, and yet continued to not only run business but innovate, and land the biggest FMCG merger in the country.

Hear it first at Gartner IT Symposium/Xpo™