Kalpesh Parmar is the new general manager for the Asia business of Mars Wrigley | Photo Credit: Special arrangement
Global confectionery major Mars Wrigley on Thursday announced top-level management changes at its Indian operations with the elevation of Kalpesh Parmar as General Manager for the Asia business.
Mr. Parmar, who heads the India business, will now head the company’s Asian operations with immediate effect. Mars has contacted Tamer Kadry as the new Country General Manager of India, to replace Mr. Parmar.
“In his new role, Parmar will oversee 20 different markets in the Mars Wrigley Asia portfolio. He will lead the business operations of the chocolate, gum, and fruity confections segments across all Asian markets as well as the pet nutrition in South Korea, Taiwan. , and Hong Kong,” it said.
Mr. Parmar joined the India business in January 2020.
Mr. Kadry is currently Vice President of New Markets & Future Growth, Global Emerging Markets (GEM) region, Mars Wrigley, and former CFO of GEM. He spent more than two decades on Mars.
“India is one of the fastest growing markets for Mars and I look forward to leading the Mars Wrigley business in India and delivering on our sustainability commitments with an incredible Indian leadership team and passionate associates ,” Mr. Kadry said of his appointment.
Mars Wrigley competes with global manufacturers in India such as Mondelez, Nestle and Ferrero. It owns brands like Galaxy, Snickers, M&M’s, Doublemint, Oribit, Boomer, Skittles, Solano, Pim Pom lollypop, etc.