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Unilever man to join Thomson Reuters board

Manvinder Singh Banga of Unilever is to join Thomson Reuters as a non-executive director from 1 January 2009.

Banga, 53, who is based in London, is the President of Unilever’s Foods, Home and Personal Care business and one of the seven-member executive committee reporting to the company’s CEO. 

David Thomson, chairman, said, “I am delighted to welcome Vindi to Thomson Reuters, with his wealth of experience in developing and emerging markets. During his career, he has worked in global, regional and national roles in London, Singapore and Mumbai. He has deep knowledge of Asian business which will prove invaluable as Thomson Reuters looks to capitalize further on opportunities in that region.” 

Richard Olver, who joined the Reuters board in December 1997, will retire at the end of this year. 

“I would like to thank Dick Olver for his long commitment to Reuters and the continuity he has been providing as we move through the important Thomson Reuters integration. His contributions are highly valued by the Board,” Thomson said. ■

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