Si­mon George is Cargill’s Pres­i­dent in In­dia

Progressive Grocer (India) - - Market Update -

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.”

Si­mon George

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