Business News/ Companies / People/  Mondelez names Samir Jain as president of India business

New Delhi: Packaged foods company Mondelez International on Tuesday announced the appointment of Samir Jain as president of its India business.

Jain takes over from Deepak Iyer who was elevated to EVP and President, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region effective 5 June, 2023; Jain is set to assume Iyer’s role starting August. In his new role, Jain will report into Iyer and will be part of the AMEA Leadership Team representing India.

Jain joins Mondelez International from Bunge India, where he led the business as managing director for the last decade. “We are delighted to welcome Samir to Mondelez International to lead our fast-growing business in India. His CPG experience coupled with cross functional leadership should help him grow and scale our India business further. With Deepak in his new role as leader of the region and Samir’s experience, India is well placed to continue to be a growth engine for Mondelēz International," said Maurizio Brusadelli, EVP and President, AMEA.

In the past, Jain worked at consumer goods company Hindustan Unilever Ltd., starting in 1995 and spent close to two decades across categories and functions. He left the company in 2012 as the vice president of the laundry category. During his time in Unilever, Jain also served as global finance director for the hair category in the UK. Jain has broad strategic and operational capabilities having worked in marketing, sales, finance, supply chain, procurement, and general management during his career.

Mondelez sells brands such as Oreo, Ritz, as well as Cadbury Dairy Milk, Milka and Toblerone chocolate. In 2022, the company reported net revenues of approximately $31 billion.

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Updated: 16 May 2023, 05:04 PM IST
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