Hemant, previously General Manager of Mondelez Kinh Do Vietnam, succeeds Glenn Caton who has moved to another position in the company’s global operations.
Hemant Rupani, President of the Southeast Asia (SEA) Business Unit of Mondelez International. Photo of Mondelez Int’l
In his new role, Hemant will be responsible for the SEA markets group, including the export business in the broader Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) region, leading end-to-end business and growth.
He said: “The SEA business has been on an accelerated growth path driven by increased consumption, digital penetration, talented population and cultural diversity in the region.”
“We have built a reign as category leaders across all segments with our portfolio of iconic global brands and local gems. By combining our strong team, local-first strategy and sound investments, we are in a strong position to lead the future of snacks and drive sustainable growth forward.
He added: “Over the years, we have learned to adapt to make the business more agile, resilient and competitive. Digitization will play an increasingly important role in helping us accelerate innovation, strengthen proximity with consumers and spearhead progress toward creating sandwiches. the right way.”
Hemant is a consummate leader with more than 20 years of experience working in India, the US and Vietnam, covering various industries including Food & Beverage (F&B), Telecom and Consulting.
Throughout his career, Hemant has enabled multiple business changes, driven operational excellence, and built high-impact teams. Before joining Mondelez International in 2016, he worked with several leading organizations including PepsiCo, Vodafone, Britannia and Infosys Technologies.
Mondelez International has a long-standing heritage in SEA. The region is also home to ten manufacturing facilities and two technical centers that support its world-class supply chain capabilities and product innovation.
Earlier this year, Mondelez International invested $23 million to expand its OREO production line in Cikarang, Indonesia, which also uses the latest technologies to reduce energy, water and carbon emissions. The company has also integrated solar panel roofs at two of its manufacturing plants in Malaysia, including the Cadbury chocolate production factory, which has a 48-year local heritage.