Mars, Incorporated is expanding its global leadership team for its petcare business. Ikdeep Singh has been named global president of pet nutrition, and will be overseeing several major brands such as Pedigree, Whiskas, Shebam, and Cesar.
In the new role, Singh will be responsible for growing the pet portfolio across 50 global markets, which accounts for about 400 million pets served. He will also manage a team of over 18,000 employees globally.
"It's an honor to take on this role leading this iconic business for some of the world's most-loved brands. I am inspired by our purpose, and am delighted to be working alongside talented associates, customers, and partners to bring this to life," said Singh.
Singh previously worked as pet nutrition’s regional president for North America. During his time in the role, he focused on digital transformation, a diverse work culture, and data, and helped the company achieve its largest growth momentum.
Previously Singh spent six years at the L'Oréal Group as president across the company’s consumer products and luxury divisions in North America. He also previously spent 14 years at Procter and Gamble.
Poul Weihrauch, president, Mars Petcare, said "Ikdeep Singh has established himself as a strong, well-respected leader. He brings a wealth of global experience to the role and has a clear focus on our people and purpose: A better world for pets."