Heinz has appointed Seema Modi as its Managing Director in India. With this she becomes the third woman to take charge of a global consumer products firm's India business in the last two years.
She replaces N Thiruambalam, who quit after serving the US food company for more than a decade. Before this, she was the Managing Director of Heinz ASEAN, which includes Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam, the Philippines and Indonesia.
"Seema brings a record of success and broad experience to her new role, including her ability to work cross-functionally, identify consumer insights and develop creative new ideas," said Chris Warmoth, executive vice-president at Heinz Asia Pacific.