Candidates for the Corner Office

Vindi Banga, 56
Operating partner, Clayton, Dubilier & Rice

A former top exec at Unilever, Vindi Banga resigned from the consumer goods giant in March 2010, about a year after Unilever's board chose Paul Polman as CEO. (The board picked Polman over Banga.) A few months later Banga joined the London office of private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice. Banga worked at Unilever for 33 years, most recently as president for global foods and home and personal care, where he oversaw all of Unilever's brands, including Dove and Lipton. He knows emerging markets, such as his native India, very well.
 
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