New structure is in keeping with business priorities and positioned to capture the latent growth potential in the country
Gurgaon, 23rd August, 2013:
Announcing the senior leadership changes, Mr. Venkatesh Kini, Deputy Business Unit President, India and South West Asia, said, “As we move into the next phase of our journey in India, we have a solid foundation and the necessary momentum in our business. We now need to have the scale and resources to capture latent growth. Building our talent pipeline and developing people capability is one of our key pillars for success. The new senior level management changes being announced today is a step in that direction. The entire team will work closely with our bottling partners to achieve our Vision 2020 goals in India.”
The following are the key organizational changes effective October 1, 2013. All these senior leaders of the Company will report to Venkatesh Kini. There are no changes in the organization structure at Hindustan
Vikas Chawla, currently VP Operations, is moving to Athens, taking over as the Franchise Operations Head in South East Europe where he will lead Operations for 12 European countries. This is yet another endorsement of the quality of talent in India. He adds to the list of 47 managers that the BU has exported to the global TCCC system.
For a deeper focus on Operations and aligned to achieving the business targets for 2020,
Sumanta Datta, currently VP – Customer and Commercial Leadership, will take over as Vice President, Company Bottling Operations(including Delhi region and National Key accounts). He will work closely work with the team at Hindustan
Bhupendra Suri, currently Director, Franchise Operations, is being elevated as Vice President – Franchise Bottling Operations. He will work with the 11 franchise bottlers in India and provide leadership and strategic direction to them. Bhupendra has spent 17 years in India in a variety of functional and general management roles, with the company as well as the bottling operations.
Andriy Avramenko, currently VP – Juice, will take over as Vice President Strategy and Still Beverages. Andriy has had diverse experiences within The
Debabrata Mukherjee, currently Vice President, Strategy and Still Beverages, will take on the role of Vice President, Marketing and Commercial. The Marketing and Commercial roles are being brought together under one head, for a deeper and combined focus on commercial & shopper marketing as well as product commercialization.
Debabrata Mukherjee is a veteran of The
Anupama Ahluwalia, currently VP Marketing, will take up a short term leadership assignment with Hindustan
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