INDIA– Confectionery and chocolate manufacturer Hershey Indiahas appointed Herjit S. Bhalla as the company’s new managing director, the company said in a statement.

Bhalla brings extensive experience in building consumer, food and retail brands having spent more than 16 years in various sales and marketing, management roles at Unileverin India, Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus.

In his last position, Bhalla served on the Board of Directors with Metro Cash & Carry handling operations for North and East India.

“We are happy to welcome Herjit into our Hershey International leadership team. India is a key focus market for Hershey globally.

I am confident that his leadership will continue the growth path we are on in India as we continue to bring products to market that consumers love,” said Steven C. Schiller, President, International, The Hershey Company.

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