Philip Morris International’s India affiliate onboards Navaneel Kar as MD

Philip Morris International (PMI) has declared the appointment of Navaneel Kar as the Managing Director of IPM India Wholesale Trading, overseeing its operations. Kar, equipped with extensive expertise, is set to guide the company through a transformative path with an emphasis on sustainable business growth. His reporting line will be to Ankur Modi, the Cluster Head for South Asia & Indochina at PMI.

Bringing more than 25 years of experience to the table, Navaneel has previously contributed to renowned brands such as ITC and Tata Motors. His successful leadership spans across diverse categories and channels within the food, tobacco, personal care, and beverage sectors.

Sharing his thoughts, Ankur Modi, cluster head South Asia & Indochina, Philip Morris International, said, “I am pleased to welcome Navaneel Kar as IPM India’s managing director. Navaneel has displayed leadership and strength in delivering exceptional results through his career. His entrepreneurship and learning mindset, will be central to bring the next phase of growth for our India business.”

Kar added, “I am excited to assume the new role at this interesting juncture and contribute to the company’s growth and overall success. I look forward to working with the team to deliver competitive performance along with building an inclusive, diverse and a progressive workplace.”

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