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Suyash Chauhan, meet the man at the centre of HUL data controversy

Suyash Chauhan was with HUL for 14 years before being embroiled in a legal dispute with the company

Suyash Chauhan
Suyash Chauhan. Illustration: Ajay Mohanty

In August 2017, when Unilever Nepal announced a special dividend to mark its 25 years of existence, 41-year-old Suyash Chauhan, then managing director of the company, had indicated that this was a way of giving back to shareholders who had reposed faith in the firm.  Seven months later, Chauhan, along with former Hindustan Unilever (HUL) colleagues Hemal Jain and Kishor Patil, were at the centre of a legal battle pertaining to data theft at their erstwhile firm.  Chauhan, an IIM Lucknow alumnus, who joined HUL in April 2003, quit the firm in November ...