Author, Doodles on Leadership: Experiences within and Beyond Tata, Non – Executive Chairman, Castrol India and Board Member, Hemas Holding PLC, Former Board Member, Tata, Former Chairman, Unilever Arabia,Former Managing Director, Brooke Bond Lipton and Former, Vice Chairman, Hindustan Lever
R Gopalakrishnan studied physics at Kolkata University, engineering at IIT Kharagpur and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He has been a professional manager from 1967.
He has served as Chairman of Unilever Arabia, as MD of Brooke Bond Lipton and Vice Chairman of Hindustan Lever, as Director of Tata Sons and several Tata companies. He serves as an independent director and non-executive chairman of Castrol India and also as an independent director of Hemas Holdings PLC, Sri Lanka.