In her new role, Geetika will be reporting to Herjit Bhalla, VP, India, and AEMEA at The Hershey Company and further strengthen the leadership.
The Hershey Company announced the appointment of Geetika Mehta, as Managing Director, India, effective from 1st July 2021. She will be reporting to Herjit Bhalla, VP, India, and AEMEA at The Hershey Company, who reports directly to Rohit Grover, President, Hershey International.
With over 18 years of experience, Mehta has worked across commercial and consumer marketing. She has held important leadership roles in FMCG and food businesses for more than a decade and has managed various categories including soups, noodles, spice mixes amongst others. She has also led the laundry detergents category for Unilever in markets like South Asia, Thailand, Brazil, and South Africa as part of her previous role.
Herjit Bhalla, VP, India, and AEMEA, The Hershey Company, said, “The Indian market is of significant importance to us and is critical to our long-term growth plans. In our endeavor to further strengthen the leadership and drive resilient growth and execution, we are delighted to have Geetika onboard. With a proven track record of building and nurturing small businesses and leading growth for large businesses and driving profitability and turnaround, I am confident that Geetika will successfully lead the Hershey India team into the next phase of growth, scale, and evolution.”
Commenting on her appointment, Geetika Mehta, MD, India, The Hershey Company, said, “I am excited to start my new journey and be a part of the wonderful narrative at Hershey India. My central focus will be on the next phase of growth in developing a strong, multi-category play while strengthening positions across key growth segments. I look forward to scripting a strong growth story in India with the immensely talented team here.”