Mr. Manwani is the Senior Operating Partner for Blackstone Group and also serves as Director on several international boards. Before joining Blackstone in 2015, Mr. Manwani was Chief Operating Officer of Unilever responsible for managing the P&L across all of Unilever’s global markets. Mr. Manwani spent almost thirty-eight years with Unilever, holding various senior general management positions in different parts of the world, including overseeing Unilever’s businesses in Latin America, North America, Asia and Africa. Mr. Manwani serves on the Board of Directors of Gilead Sciences, Inc., Nielsen Holdings plc, Qualcomm Incorporated, Whirlpool Corporation and Tata Sons Private Limited. He is also Chairman of the Executive Board of the Indian School of Business.
In 2008, Mr. Manwani received the CNBC Asia Business Leader of the Year Award and in 2012, he was conferred the Public Service Medal by the Singapore Government. He has also served on ‘Singapore’s Committee on the Future Economy’ (CFE).
Harish is an Honours graduate from Bombay University and holds a Masters degree in management studies. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program (AMP) at Harvard Business School.