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Akhil Chandra is Reckitt Benckiser India GM

Priya sundarajan | | Updated on: Oct 09, 2012

Consumer durable firm Reckitt Benckiser has appointed Akhil Chandra as General Manager for India with immediate effect.

Prior to this Chandra was with GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare as its Vice President and General Manager- Asia.

Akhil reports to Chander Mohan Sethi, Senior Vice President Regional Director South East Asia and he will be based at the head office in Gurgaon.

On his appointment Sethi says, "Akhil has a wide experience in marketing and managing FMCG businesses at the country and regional levels. He brings with him a deep understanding of the healthcare domain. We have recently reshaped our strategy to focus on Health, Hygiene and Home in order to deliver healthier and better lives to our consumers. I am sure that Akhil will continue to lead RB India’s next stage of accelerated growth into the OTC space in a significant way.’

Recently as part of global strategy change, Reckitt Benckiser reinforced India’s growing importance in the world market. India has been upgraded as RB’s regional headquarters for Southeast Asia covering a swathe of 12 nations representing a market of 1.8 billion people.

priyanka.pani@thehindu.co.in

Published on October 09, 2012

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