GSK Consumer Healthcare appoints Vikram Bahl as Area Marketing Lead for Nutrition and Digestive Health for India Sub-Continent (ISC)

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Gurugram, May 16, 2017

 

GSK Consumer Healthcare appoints Vikram Bahl as Area Marketing Lead for Nutrition and Digestive Health for India Sub-Continent (ISC)

 

GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd. announced the appointment of Vikram Bahl as the Area Marketing Lead for Nutrition & Digestive Health for ISC. Vikram will be based in Gurugram and report into Manoj Kumar, Managing Director, GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd. He succeeds Prashant Pandey who moves to Bangladesh as General Manager – MyBaN (Myanmar, Bangladesh & Nepal).

 

Vikram joins GSK from Kellogg where he was the Global Innovation Lead for wholesome and savoury snacks, based out of their headquarters in the US.

 

Announcing the changes, Manoj Kumar, Managing Director, GSK Consumer Healthcare Ltd., said “We are pleased to welcome Vikram on board. He brings with him over 23 years of rich experience and in-depth knowledge working across various FMCG companies globally and India. With such extensive experience in driving businesses and building brands, I am confident that Vikram will help us in taking the Nutrition & Digestive Health category to greater heights.”

 

“I also take this opportunity to thank Prashant for his immense contribution to the ISC business where he has made significant contributions to the Nutrition & Digestive Health category in various capacities since 2008.” Kumar added.

 

On his appointment, Vikram Bahl said, “I am absolutely thrilled to be back in India with GSK - a company that has many iconic science based brands that are a part of our everyday lives and also being a part of the growth trajectory of the subcontinent. I am looking forward to working with the team to accelerate growth by keeping current consumers engaged while driving more recruitment to the categories with innovative insights based marketing leveraging both traditional and new age media.”

 

Vikram brings with him over 23 years of experience in leading companies like Gillette, P&G and Kellogg working across a wide range of roles and geographies.

He holds a Mathematics degree from St. Stephen’s college and MBA from IIM Bangalore. 

 

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 4000 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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