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Reckitt ropes in Kanika Kalra as regional marketing director– health and nutrition

Prior to this, Kanika has worked with McKinsey, Snapdeal, Unilever in Personal Care, Pepsico and GSK Consumer.

Reckitt, a consumer health and hygiene company, announced the appointment of Kanika Kalra as the regional marketing director, health and nutrition at Reckitt - South Asia. In this role, Kanika will lead marketing strategies for Reckitt’s portfolio of health and nutrition brands across India and other South Asian markets.

Kanika brings with her over 20 years of experience in driving consumer, consumer technology and marketing practices ranging from a myriad of sectors, including personal care, beauty, food and beverage, fashion, and E-Commerce among others.

Before joining Reckitt India, Kanika was associated with McKinsey & Company as partner and worked extensively across the firm’s consumer technology and marketing practices. Kanika was also the managing partner of McKinsey’s Mumbai office from 2020-2023 where she spearheaded the building of the firm’s new Mumbai office. Kanika led the diversity and inclusion initiatives for McKinsey India.

Commenting on Kanika’s appointment, Gaurav Jain, executive vice president, Reckitt – South Asia, said, “At Reckitt, we are consistently working towards building a healthier world and we look forward to working with Kanika in her new role to help take this vision forward. As the Indian consumer is ever evolving, Kanika’s proven ability and expertise will further help us lead our strategic marketing in a direction that meaningfully connects and resonates with our consumer base across markets.”

Kanika Kalra, regional marketing director, health and nutrition, South Asia - Reckitt, said, "Reckitt’s impressive growth as a leading health, hygiene and nutrition company is inspiring. I am excited about working with our portfolio of iconic brands and creating new experiences that address the deepest needs of our consumers, at a time when we are all resetting the way we think about our health and that of our family and community.”

Prior to McKinsey, Kanika has worked with Snapdeal, Unilever in Personal Care, and Pepsico as well as GSK Consumer. Kanika holds a bachelor’s degree of Arts in Mathematics from Lady Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi, and a PGDM in Marketing from Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow.

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