Asian Shared Services and Outsourcing Week 2020

26 - 29 October, 2020 | Singapore

Anita Bhat-Zutshi

Vice President, Global Business & Finance Services Unilever

Anita is a business leader with 25 years of global experience across India, UK, Africa and the Middle east. Anita is inspiring, energetic and performance oriented with proven track record of building and leading high-performance finance teams, attracting and developing talent, catalyzing business growth and turnaround strategies, driving business performance and imparting stewardship across industry verticals viz. FMCG, Technology, Pharma and Business services.


Anita started her career in 1994 and worked with Hindustan Unilever Limited for over 20 years across divisions viz. Home Care, Personal care and Foods. She owns a finance experience toolkit across Financial Planning and Analysis, Performance Management, Business Partnering, Controllership, General Management, Procurement, Audit, M&A and Taxation.  

Anita is currently heading Global Business Services partnering Procurement, Sales and Finance for Unilever based out of Bangalore leading a 500+ own and 1300+ associates’ team across operating centers in India, Poland, Mexico, UK, Turkey, Russia and the Philippines.

Conference Day 2

Wednesday, November 20th, 2019

11:20 AM Myth-Buster Audience Interactivity Session – We Asked YOU! Top 10 Tips in Designing a World-Class Centre of Excellence

We talk about GBS often but not enough about CoEs, yet this is one function that can unlock immense value once leveraged properly. However, the journey towards developing a world-class CoE is not an easy one and it does not happen overnight. In this 40-minute interactive session, we discuss the myths in designing CoEs and guide you on your CoE journey.
  • Defining your CoE model and governance structure
  • Developing your CoE – Within GBS? A different location? How do you decide?
  • Managing change and transformation along the CoE journey
  • Understanding best practices on how SSOs are leveraging on CoE functions
What Will You Learn?
Walk away with 10 tips on navigating common challenges involved in designing a Centre of Excellence – These 10 tips are not only first-hand from your peers, they are also best practices from SS&O leaders who have been there done that!

5:00 PM Closing Keynote Panel: Champions of Change | Top 10 Tips to Leapfrog your Career – Learning from Champions Who Have Travelled The Path Less Travelled

  • Championing diversity and change – Empowering leaders through all stages of the career path
  • The biggest lesson learnt – What is the one thing you would do differently?
  • Discussing emerging skillsets for tomorrow’s leaders 

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Anita.

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