Danone India appoints Shashi Ranjan as MD

Danone India appoints Shashi Ranjan as MD

He has an extensive background in the consumer goods industry & proven track record of leadership.

Shashi Ranjan

Mumbai: Danone, a global leader in the food and beverage industry, announced the appointment of Shashi Ranjan as the managing director for Danone India, effective 10 May 2024. With an extensive background in the consumer goods industry and a proven track record of leadership, Ranjan brings valuable expertise to further drive Danone's growth and innovation in the dynamic Indian market.

In his new role, Ranjan will spearhead Danone's strategic initiatives in India, focusing on expanding the company's presence, strengthening partnerships, and fostering sustainable growth. Leveraging his deep understanding of consumer preferences and market dynamics, he is committed to steering Danone India towards its global vision of delivering health through food to the people of India.

Ranjan brings over two decades of experience in corporate leadership, strategic management, and organizational transformation. His robust leadership skills, strategic acumen, and passion for fostering positive change make him an exemplary fit to spearhead Danone’s operations in India.

Commenting on the appointment, Danone president of AMEA Christian Stammkoetter stated, "We are thrilled to welcome Shashi Ranjan to lead our business in India. His extensive experience and proven track record in the consumer goods industry makes him the perfect candidate to propel Danone's growth and innovation agenda in this important market. We are confident that under his leadership, Danone India will continue to flourish and positively impact the lives of millions of consumers across the country."

Before joining Danone India, Ranjan served as president & country head of Sebamed in India, leading the brand's growth and market expansion. Previously, he held key roles at Johnson & Johnson, McKinsey & Company, and IBM Consulting, driving market entry strategies and business transformations. Prior to this, he served the Indian Government in General administration and strategy roles across different parts of India

Ranjan’s leadership ethos fosters innovation and continuous improvement, cultivating an environment where every day presents an opportunity to learn and inspire. His appointment marks a promising new chapter in Danone India’s journey towards growth and innovation.