New MD Appointment-GSK

Press Release
New Delhi, May 08, 2015

New Appointments in GSK Consumer Healthcare


GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Limited announced the appointment of Manoj Kumar as Managing Director & Area General Manager for India Sub-Continent. He succeeds Zubair Ahmed who has been appointed Head of Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa operations of GSK Consumer Healthcare.

Kumar’s last assignment was as Managing Director / Vice President with Procter & Gamble, Australia & New Zealand.

GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Limited also announced the appointment of Vivek Anand as Director Finance and Chief Financial Officer. He takes over from Ramakrishnan Subramanian who has been appointed Vice President Finance for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa operations.

Anand’s last assignment was as the CFO of Telenor India.

Manoj Kumar and Vivek Anand have been appointed to the Board of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Limited succeeding Zubair Ahmed and Ramakrishnan Subramanian. In their new roles, Mr. Kumar will report into Mr. Ahmed and Mr. Anand will report in to Mr. Subramanian.

Mr. Ahmed and Mr. Subramanian will continue to guide them on matters pertaining to the listed entity.  

Manoj brings with him 28 years of rich experience across various companies like Unilever, Gillette and Procter & Gamble. During his career, he has handled challenging sales and marketing portfolios before moving to General Management roles. He has robust work experience across India, Asia, Africa, Europe, Australia and New Zealand.

Vivek has an illustrious career spanning 21 years primarily with Unilever, in India, Singapore and Bangladesh. He has also worked with the telecom industry.

About GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare Ltd

GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd is the category leader in Indian health food drinks industry. Our flagship product Horlicks leads the market, while Boost is among the top three health food drink brands that India prefers. Our manufacturing plants are located in Nabha, Rajahmundry and Sonepat. In India we have an engaged workforce of over 3500 employees. GSK also markets and distributes a range of everyday health products such as Eno, Crocin, Iodex and Sensodyne. Our marketing and distribution network comprises over 700 distributors and a direct coverage of over 8 lakh retail outlets.

GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd is an associate of GlaxoSmithKline plc.of U.K, one of world’s largest consumer healthcare companies. We have a heritage that goes back over 160 years. Our purpose is to help more people around the world to do more, feel better and live longer with everyday healthcare products.  Our goal is to build a global, growing business - we call a Fast Moving Consumer Healthcare (FMCH) company - dedicated to everyday healthcare with all of the scientific expertise and quality guarantees that demands, working at the speed and with the genuine consumer understanding the modern world expects.

GSK Consumer Healthcare globally owns some of the world’s best loved healthcare brands, successful in over 100 countries. These include Sensodyne, Voltaren, Theraflu, Paradontax,  Panadol, Polident, Otrivin, Horlicks and Physiogel.

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