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Hershey India appoints Herjit S Bhalla as its new managing director

In his last position, Bhalla served on the board of directors with Metro Cash & Carry

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A Hershey's chocolate bar is shown in this photo illustration in Encinitas, California. Photo: Reuters
A Hershey's chocolate bar is shown in this photo illustration in Encinitas, California. Photo: Reuters

Chocolate and confectionery firm has appointed as its new

Before joining India, Bhalla spent over 16 years in sales and marketing, management roles at in India, Russia, and Belarus, said in a statement.

In his last position, Bhalla served on the board of directors with handling operations for north and

Commenting on Bhalla's appointment, International said, "India is a key focus market for Hershey, globally. I am confident that Bhalla's leadership will continue the growth path we are on in India".

In November last year Hershey said it would invest USD 50 million in India over the next five years to scale up its operations in the country.

The Hershey Company, the world's fourth-largest confectioner maker, had entered India through a joint venture with in 2008, but dissolved it four years later, buying out the entire stake. India is among the four key markets for the company globally outside

Hershey India's product portfolio includes brands like Hershey's Syrups, Hershey's Milk Booster, Hershey's Spreads, Hershey's Milk Shakes, Sofit, Jolly Rancher, Brookside Chocolates, Jumpin, Nutrine and Smart Cook.

First Published: Tue, April 03 2018. 22:04 IST
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