Reshma Anand

Chief Executive Officer, Hindustan Unilever Foundation

Reshma heads Hindustan Unilever Foundation; a corporate foundation focused on water security and citizen-led action on responsible water use. A business school graduate, she has over 20 years of leadership experience in mission driven non-profits and social ventures. Reshma started with a conventional corporate career at Unilever, India, in roles including market intelligence, product innovation and brand management. As work took her to rural outposts across India, she shifted tracks to work on development challenges through market-based solutions. Reshma’s founded two social ventures – an advisory firm on sustainable social responsibility and an accelerator for agri-micro entrepreneurs. She has worked extensively with non-profit organizations and donors to define their strategy, impact principles and leadership values. Reshma also anchors a leadership programme for young women across business, government and civil society.

An Economics graduate from the University of Delhi, an MBA from IIM-Bangalore, Reshma is an Aspen India Fellow and a TED India Fellow. She has a bag packed at all times to take a road trip.