Country General Manager, Mars Wrigley India
Kalpesh Parmar is the Country General Manager for Mars WrigleyIndia. Currently leading the Mars Wrigley business for India, he is based in the Gurgaon office and has been a member of Mars Wrigley’s Global Emerging Markets Leadership Team since January 2020.
An alumnus of Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Kalpesh is a seasoned business leader with 21 years of experience in consumer industry spanning across South Korea, Singapore, Dubai, Turkey, Nigeria and India, with specific focus on business development, brand building, route to market, e-commerce and capability building.
Kalpesh previously worked at Unilever for 12 years, where he was most recently designated as the CEO for South Korea, Pacific Islands and Mongolia. He also managed the Ice Cream business in Japan, Hong Kong andTaiwan.
Prior to this, he was designated as the Global Customer Collaboration Director in Unilever based out of Singapore. He was the member of Global Customer Development team and was responsible for managing 30 customer insight and innovation centres across the Globe. He drove the joint business planning process for developed and emerging markets for Top 40 markets. At Unilever Nigeria, he was leading the Shopper & Customer Marketing agenda, supporting customer marketing and modern trade development for Sub Saharan Africa. Kalpesh has also worked with Gillette and Marico in India prior to Unilever.