Prabha Narasimhan Colgate

Prabha Narasimhan became managing director and chief executive officer of Colgate-Palmolive (India) Limited, a leading subsidiary of the Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Narasimhan joined Colgate from Hindustan Unilever (HUL), where she led the Home Care category as Executive Director and served as a member of the HUL Leadership Team. Narasimhan has nearly 25 years of rich and varied experience in Customer Development, Consumer Marketing and Innovation across geographies and multiple categories, including Home Care, Foods, Personal & Skin Care. CP India announced her appointment in March 2022, and she has been special projects vice president for Colgate’s Asia Pacific Division.

“I am delighted to welcome Prabha as the leader of the CP India business,” says Mukul Deoras, president, Asia-Pacific Division and CP India Chairman. “Prabha has a successful track record of strong performance across categories, and I am confident that she and the team will build on our strengths to grow the business and reimagine a healthier future for the communities we serve.”

CP India is the market leader in Oral Care, manufacturing and marketing toothpastes, toothpowder, toothbrushes, oil pulling products and mouthwashes under the Colgate brand. The business also offers a specialized range of personal care products under the Palmolive brand.