Hershey's Ankit Desai elevated to GM role with an international mandate

Ankit Desai will take up the role of General Manager for South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, for the Hershey Company

By  Storyboard18Feb 23, 2024 4:43 PM
Hershey's Ankit Desai elevated to GM role with an international mandate
In 2023, Desai was recognised and awarded at Storyboard18 Visionaries program.

Hershey India’s marketing director Ankit Desai has been elevated to a global role. He will take up the role of General Manager for South East Asia, Australia, New Zealand, the Hershey Company.

Desai joined Hersheys in 2017 as GM - Marketing. He has served as AVP – Marketing, handling portfolios such as Hershey’s Kisses, Syrup, Spreads, Cocoa.

Prior to Hershey, Desai was with Kellogg Company where he was associate director for Marketing. He joined the company in May 2013 as senior manager for Marketing. Desai was also with Italian confectionery maker Perfetti Van Melle for over seven years.

In 2023, Desai was recognised and awarded at Storyboard18 Visionaries program.

Desai has the experience of working across diverse FMCG categories of Chocolates, Snacks, Breakfast Cereals, Groceries, Health F&B, Confectionary. He has also worked across multiple functions of Marketing & Sales, with cross-functional projects across Finance, SCM, R&D. As CMO of Hershey India, Desai led the Marketing Vertical, spanning multiple categories including chocolates, beverages, syrup, spreads, baking, confectionery, BFY. He also headed COE verticals of Digital, Insights/Research, PR and he was part of the Global Marketing Leadership Team.

First Published on Feb 23, 2024 4:42 PM

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