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Perfetti Van Melle India appoints Rajesh Ramakrishnan as MD

Rajesh Ramakrishnan is an award winning photographer

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MUMBAI: Leading confectionery player Pertfetti Van Melle India has recently appointed Rajesh Ramakrishnan as the new MD of the company. Ramakrishnan will replace Ramesh Jayaraman who has moved to another role within the group.

In his new role he will be responsible for the operations of the company for India and Nepal.

Ramakrishnan joined Perfetti Van Melle in 2014 as a managing director for Bangladesh. Under his leadership, Perfetti Van Melle, Bangladesh delivered sustained growth and achieved market leadership in 2016. In August 2017, Rajesh moved to India as the chief transformation officer. As the CTO, he worked with the business teams in strategising and delivering the key elements of the business transformation project to drive topline and bottomline growth.

Perfetti Van Melle president Huub Sanders said, “Rajesh is an accomplished leader, who brings in a good mix of strategic thinking and operational excellence, with strong leadership skills. We are delighted to have him as our India head and wish him all the very best in his new role.”

Ramakrishnan brings with him 24 years of experience in diverse fields like sales, marketing and general management in Asia across the categories such has personal care, household care, foods and beverages, confectionery and media. Rajesh is a graduate of XLRI Jamshedpur and BITS Pilani.

Prior to joining Perfetti Van Melle, Ramakrishnan was the marketing head at HT Media Ltd. In India, he has also worked in various sales and marketing roles for Pepsico, Marico Industries and Reckitt Benckiser.

Rajesh is an award winning photographer. His work has been featured at Cannes and has also been published in several publications in India and outside.

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