Mars Wrigley India has elevated Kalpesh Parmar to General Manager of Mars Wrigley Asia and appointed Tamer Kadry as the new Country General Manager of India.
After three years in India and turning around the business with double-digit growth, Kalpesh has been promoted to lead the company’s Asia business immediately. In his new role, Kalpesh will oversee 20 diverse markets in the Mars Wrigley Asia portfolio.
He will lead business operations of the chocolate, gum, and fruity confections segments across all Asia markets as well as the pet nutrition segment in South Korea, Taiwan, and Hong Kong. He joined the India business in January 2020.
Tamer Kadry is currently the Vice President of New Markets & Future Growth, Global Emerging Markets (GEM) region, Mars Wrigley, and was formerly the CFO of GEM. He has spent more than two decades in Mars Incorporated and brings immense diverse experience, having worked across multiple geographies in Europe, CIS, APAC, and the Middle East and Africa (MEA) and lived in Dubai, Milan and Brussels.
“India will always remain an important part of my leadership journey. Over the years, I have witnessed Mars Wrigley India grow from strength to strength and I am fortunate to have been a part of its Purpose-led growth culture. I am delighted to hand over the reins to Tamer Kadry, a long-time Mars Associate and a great business and people leader, who I am confident will take the business to greater heights,” said Kalpesh.
“India is one the fastest growing markets for Mars and I am looking forward to leading Mars Wrigley’s India business and delivering on our sustainability commitments along with an incredible India Leadership Team and passionate Associates. I am looking forward to inspiring moments of everyday happiness for our Indian consumers and shoppers with our iconic global brands, and for our communities,” said Tamer.