Simon George is Cargill’s President in India
Cargill has appointmented Simon George as its President in India. George already leads Cargill’s Starches, Sweeteners and Texturizers business in India. The appointment comes as Siraj Chaudhry, formerly Chairman and Country Representative for Cargill in India stepped down from his role, after being at the helm for 12 years. Chaudhry was associated with the company for the past 24 years and was instrumental in building the consumer and institutional food business for Cargill in India, working with customers and other external stakeholders that are critical to the company’s operations and growth in India. Chaudhry will continue to be associated with Cargill as a senior advisor to the organization.
New incumbent George has over three decades of experience in running various businesses in the food and beverage industry and has handled numerous senior level positions across regions. He has worked on developing business strategy, new markets, mergers and acquisitions, providing turnkey solutions and establishing business tie ups. He re-joined Cargill in late 2017 to lead Cargill’s starches and sweeteners business. Earlier, he held a leadership position in Cargill’s flavour business from 2007 to 2011. Speaking on his appointment as President, George, said, “I am honoured to take up this new role. I strongly believe in the India growth strategy set out by our global leadership. Working together with all our partners, I am sure Cargill will take an even more prominent position in the Indian market in the near future.”