Marie Curie has announced the appointment of Vindi Banga as their new Chair of the Board of Trustees.
Vindi Banga is currently a partner at private equity firm Clayton Dubilier and Rice, Chair of Kalle GMBH, Senior Independent Director at Glaxo Smith Kline and Marks and Spencer. He is also on the Board at the CBI.
Previously Vindi Banga spent 33 years at Unilever as Chairman and Chief Executive Hindustan Lever Ltd and then as President of the Global Foods, Home and Personal Care Division. He is currently Chair of the Karta Initiative, an organisation which supports improving access to world class higher education for students in developing countries. His wife and he have founded their own charity – The Kamini and Vindi Banga Foundation.
Commenting on the appointment, Dr Jane Collins, Chief Executive at Marie Curie said: “I am delighted to welcome Vindi as our new Chair. He brings with him invaluable experience and insights from the worlds of business, education and philanthropy. I am looking forward to working closely with him over the following months and years.”
Vindi Banga said: “It is a great honour to be chosen to be the next Chair of this great charity and as Marie Curie prepares to embark on a new strategic period of growth. I look forward to working with Dr Collins and the Trustees and to make my own contribution to such an important cause.”