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The Hershey Company elevates Herjit Bhalla to VP role for Canada and AMEA

Geetika Mehta will independently lead Hershey India. Bhalla will report directly to Rohit Grover, President International

Herjit Bhalla

The Hershey Company announced the appointment of Herjit Bhalla, as the Vice-President of Canada, in addition to his current leadership of the Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) effective January 1, 2023. He will report directly to Rohit Grover, President International.

Hershey Canada is the biggest international market for The Hershey Company. As Bhalla expands his responsibilities, he will be playing a significant role in powering Hershey Canada’s growth strategy

For the last five years, he led Hershey India, doubling the India business, centred around innovation, go-to-market transformation, automation, and profitability – while building a strong focus on consumers, customers, and people. 

Bhalla has also led Asia-Pacific, Europe, Middle East and Africa (AEMEA) since Jan 2021, where he has been instrumental in sharpening the strategic focus and building organisational capability.

Hershey India GM Geetika Mehta continues in her role as GM, with the business unit now reporting directly to Rohit Grover, President International.

Grover said, “The Hershey Company’s international footprint is growing in exciting ways. Herjit’s appointment as VP of Canada in addition to his current leadership of AMEA speaks to our confidence in his ability to lead our ambitions in these critical markets. He will serve our people and our company with the qualities The Hershey Company is known for – experience, expertise and leadership that delivers robust, profitable growth and competitive share gains. I am equally excited about the India team's strategy. Under Geetika and our India leadership team, I am confident we will achieve the next phase of growth and drive customer-centricity for this dynamic organization."

Bhalla said, “I am very proud of the work that has been done in Hershey India and AEMEA to create new markets and propel category-leading growth. Being part of this iconic company’s vision to expand into new parts of the world over the last five years with our team has been a tremendous experience. In this new role, I look forward to sharing those experiences and meeting the challenge of new ones as we seek to strengthen Hershey’s leadership position in Canada, supported by the talented Canada Leadership team.”

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