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Gaurav Mediratta leaves global FMCG giant Unilever to join homegrown Marico as GC • Marico GC Suresh Jagirdar bags Wadia group GC role

Gaurav Mediratta joins Marico from Unilever
Gaurav Mediratta joins Marico from Unilever

Indian consumer goods company Marico has added former Unilever general manager legal Gaurav Mediratta as executive vice president and general counsel (GC).

His predecessor Suresh Jagirdar had left Marico to head the Wadia Group of Companies as group GC.

A Delhi University 2000 LLB alumnus, Mediratta began his legal career as a consultant with Genpact until 2001 when he joined Unilever subsidiary Hindustan Unilever (HUL) as a business leadership trainee and from there progressed in HUL to senior designations until March 2017, when he made GM legal at Unilever.

He joined Marico in March 2018.

He specialises in FMCG legal advisory, e-commerce laws, competition law, employment and industrial laws, food laws, environment laws, litigation management, IPR protection, contracts, M&A and Commercial laws according to his Linked-in profile.

Marico, which operates across 25 emerging markets in Asia and Africa, is a homegrown FMCG major in the beauty and wellness space. Unilever is a British-Dutch multinational company which is the world’s fourth largest in the consumer goods space and had been until recently targeting India as its biggest market.

Marico to Wadia Group

Jagirdar, who held the designation of chief legal counsel at Marico until March 2018, has left the company to join the Wadia Group as group GC and compliance officer.

An NLSIU Bangalore 1993 alumnus, Jagirdar was associate solicitor at ITC hotels for three years until 2005 and then was in-house at Godfrey Philips India until March 2011, when he joined Marico.

The nearly 300-year-old Indian conglomerate includes companies such as GoAir, Bombay Dyeing and Britannia.

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