Confectionery giant Perfetti Van Melle India (PVMI), has appointed Rajesh Ramakrishnan as managing director. In his new role, Ramakrishnan will be responsible for overall operations of the company for India and Nepal. He will take over responsibility from Ramesh Jayaraman who has moved to another role within PVMI.
Ramakrishnan joined PVMI in 2014 as the managing director for Bangladesh. In August 2017, Rajesh moved to India as the chief transformation officer(CTO).
Congratulating Ramakrishnan on his promotion, Huub Sanders, president- BU SAMEA, PVMI says, "Rajesh is an accomplished leader, who brings in a good mix of strategic thinking and operational excellence, with strong leadership skills. We are delighted to have him as our India-head and wish him all the very best in his new role."
Ramakrishnan, a graduate of XLRI Jamshedpur and BITS Pilani, brings with him experience of over 24 years in diverse fields including sales, marketing and general management in Asia across categories like personal care, household care, foods & beverages, confectionery and media. Prior to joining Perfetti Van Melle in 2014, Rajesh was marketing head at HT Media. In India, he has also worked in various sales and marketing roles for Pepsico, Marico Industries and Reckitt Benckiser.
First Published : July 02, 2018 01:54 PM