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HUL’s Deepika Bhan to lead Tata Consumer Products' packaged foods biz

Her role as president will be effective from 27 April 2021.

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NEW DELHI: Tata Consumer Products (TCP) has roped in Deepika Bhan as the new president of the company’s packaged foods division in India. The appointment will come into effect from 27 April 2021.

Bhan joins TCP from Hindustan Unilever, where she was global brand director - haircare for south Asia. She has had varied stints in sales, customer marketing, media, brand and category/ P&L roles in her career during which she has led large teams across brands and portfolios. She has also worked with PepsiCo and Tata Motors.

“We are delighted to welcome Deepika on board to lead our foods portfolio. We aspire to build this business through agility, innovation and strengthening our brands, and Deepika will lead us in this exciting growth phase,” said Tata Consumer Products MD & CEO Sunil D’Souza.

TCP's foods portfolio includes brands such as Tata Salt, Tata Sampann and Soulfull. In India, the company has a reach of over 200 million households, along with an annual turnover of Rs 10,000 crore with operations in domestic and international markets.

“I’m looking forward to being part of this journey as we build the foods business on the base of the strong leadership position and iconic brands that the company has created. I’m particularly happy to be a part of the Tata Group- an organisation which is purpose-led and built on strong values,” Bhan stated.

The announcement comes days after the consumer goods major appointed Puneet Das as president of its packaged beverages business in India and south Asia.

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