Groupe SEB India appoints Ashish Kakkar as CEO

Dr HS Paul

NEW DELHI, May 20: Groupe SEB, French small domestic appliance maker today announced the appointment of Ashish Kakkar as the Chief Executive Officer of its India operations.
Ashish comes with a vast experience of 22 years and industry expertise in brand management, strategic marketing, product development and sales in the Consumer Durable and FMCG sector.
Ashish has worked with some of the world’s best-known brands including Jarden Consumer Solution, Philips India Limited, Bajaj Electricals Limited and Godrej.
Prior to joining Groupe SEB India, he was associated with Reynolds Pens India Private Limited as a Country Manager where he was recognized for his contributions in business turnaround through effective leadership and business development strategies.
Skilled in P&L management, Brand Building and Trade Marketing, Go to Market Strategies, Management Reorganization and Cost Control, he studied Leadership and Strategic Management from Jack Welch Management Institute and Digital Strategies for Business from Columbia Business School, USA post his Senior Management Program from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Calcutta.
On the appointment, Emmanuel Serot, Senior Vice President EuroAsia stated, “We are delighted to have Ashish join our India operations and look forward to the implementation of appropriate strategy to fast track the Groupe’s presence in the country. The knowledge, expertise, and experience that he brings will reinforce our position as a frontrunner in the small domestic appliance (SDA) segment”.
“I am truly honoured to lead the India operations of Groupe SEB, which has one of the largest range of kitchen appliances, home comfort and garment care in the industry. I look forward to working closely with the exceptional team to strengthen Groupe SEB’s next phase of growth”, Ashish remarked.


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