Prashant Pandey takes over as Marketing Director for GSK Consumer Health

Prashant Pandey takes over as Marketing Director for GSK Consumer Healthcare
Jayant Singh to lead the Brazil business for the company

New Delhi, December 8, 2014: GSK Consumer Healthcare India announced the appointment of Prashant Pandey as the Marketing Director. Prashant takes over from Jayant Singh who takes over as Vice President and General Manager of GSK Consumer Healthcare Brazil. The changes will come into effect from 1st February, 2015.

A veteran at GSK, Prashant joined GSK CH India in 2008 as Marketing Head, Horlicks from JWT, where he spent many years in account planning & management. In his first assignment with GSK as Head, Horlicks, Prashant led several initiatives for driving accelerated growth on Base Horlicks and its different variants and extensions. In 2013, Prashant moved to his current role as Category Development Director, Family Nutrition ISC and set up and expanded the category team and drove innovation across the portfolio. In his new role Prashant will be a member of the India Leadership team, reporting into Mr. Zubair Ahmed, Managing Director, GSK Consumer Healthcare India.

Jayant will be responsible for the strategy, growth and commercial execution of Brazil's Consumer Healthcare business. In his new role, Jayant will report in to John Sayers, President, GSK Consumer Healthcare APL (Asia, Pacific and Latina).

Commenting on the change, Zubair Ahmed, Managing Director, GSK Consumer Healthcare India said, “Jayant’s contribution to the Indian sub-continent business has been remarkable. I am sure he will drive similar levels of performance in his new role. I am also delighted to welcome Prashant. His vast knowledge of the company and functional expertise are sure to bring in new dimensions to the team. I wish him all success”, added Zubair Ahmed

About GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd

GSK Consumer Healthcare is a subsidiary of GlaxoSmithKline plc. of U.K, a global science based healthcare company. The Company has continually benefited from the technical and marketing inputs that have been available as a consequence of this association. GSK Consumer Healthcare is the largest player in the health food drinks industry. The Company with its manufacturing plants located in Nabha, Rajahmundry and Sonepat has a total workforce of about 3500 people.

GSK Consumer Healthcare has a strong marketing and distribution network in India comprising over 700 distributors and a direct coverage of over 8 lakh retail outlets. Its flagship product, Horlicks, is a widely regarded and highly respected brand for over 100 years. In addition to this, the Company also manufactures and markets Boost, Viva and Maltova in additional markets. GSK also distributes a number of products in diverse categories, which include Eno, Crocin and Iodex as well as products from the global portfolio like Parodontax and Sensodyne.

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