Biography

Harish Manwani

Retired Chief Operating Officer, Unilever


Retired Chief Operating Officer, Unilever
Harish Manwani joined Gilead’s Board of Directors in May 2018. Mr. Manwani is the Senior Operating Partner at Blackstone Private Equity and retired as the Chief Operating Officer of consumer products company Unilever. He joined Unilever in 1976 as a management trainee in India, and held senior management roles around the world, including North America, Latin America, Europe, Africa and Asia. Mr. Manwani is non-executive chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited in India and serves on the boards of Whirlpool Corporation, Qualcomm Inc. and Nielsen Holdings. He is also the Chairman of the Board of the Indian School of Business and is on the Board of the Economic Development Board (EDB) of Singapore. Mr. Manwani is an honors graduate from Mumbai University. He holds a master’s degree in Management Studies and he attended the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at Harvard Business School.