An alumnus of the University of Delhi and additionally a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), Bajpai has been a member of the administration committee of HUL since May 2010. In January 2017 he was inducted on the board of administrators of HUL as a whole-time director of the corporate.
Sanjiv Mehta, Chairman and Managing Director, HUL mentioned, “Dev has played an outstanding role as a member of the Management Committee of HUL in the last decade. His sound advice on legal and corporate relations enabled HUL to navigate challenging issues and chart a growth journey seamlessly while maintaining the highest standards of Corporate Governance.”
“He ensured that the largest M&A deal in the history of the FMCG sector was executed in a seamless manner. In the last several years, under his leadership, the Brand Protection team has set new benchmarks in controlling both online & offline counterfeiting,” mentioned Mehta in a launch. “I respect Dev’s decision to retire and explore new avenues and opportunities including spending time in the field of social change.”
Over a three-decade veteran, Bajpai has additionally labored with Maruti Udyog Ltd, Marico Ltd, Indian Hotels Company Ltd and ICICI Venture Funds Management Company earlier than becoming a member of HUL, the maker of Lipton tea and Dove private care merchandise.
According to Karl Fernandes, Partner & Head of In-House Practice Group at Vahura, a legal and governance government search agency, Dev is a seasoned General Counsel with intensive multi-sector expertise. His deep in-house legal, administration, and business acumen, in addition to his in-depth understanding of HUL’s footprint, is of monumental worth and has been key to HUL’s development technique.