Mondelez International has named Samir Jain as president of India, effective August 1.
Jain succeeds Deepak Iyer, who was promoted to EVP and president of the Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa (AMEA) region on June 5. In his new job, he will report to Deepak Iyer and will represent India on the AMEA executive team, according to a press statement from Mondelez International.
Jain joins Mondelez International from Bunge India, where he served as managing director for the previous ten years.
He also worked at Unilever India for almost 17 years in various roles spanning categories and functions, beginning as a management trainee in 1995.
He left the organisation in 2012 as the laundry category's vice president. Jain worked for Unilever as the global finance director for the hair category in the United Kingdom. According to the statement, Jain has wide strategic and operational competencies, having worked in marketing, sales, finance, supply chain, procurement, and general management throughout his career.