Speakers Profile

Ms Rinka Banerjee
Regional Technology Director, Foods South Asia
Hindustan Unilever Ltd

Joined HUL in 1997. Have worked in various roles and categories within R&D in beverages, staples, and savoury. Since end of 2008, I have been responsible for managing the R&D resources in Foods, South Asia. In this capacity I am the R&D business partner for the senior management in the various functions within the operating companies in the region.

I am part of the R&D core group of FICCI and a member of the Core Food Processing Committee of the FICCI. I am also the governing board member of Protein Foods and Nutrition Development Association of India and a core member of the India Coffee Trust.

I have a Masters in Food Science from the USA. I worked with a R&D consulting company in the US for 3 years prior to joining HUL in Ice creams and Weight Management. I am married with 2 children. My passion apart from is in music, travelling, trying new cuisines, and meeting consumers.