The Hershey Company, a global snacking company and a renowned producer of quality chocolates in North America, has announced the appointment of Luigi Mirri as the General Manager for India, effective January 1, 2024. Currently serving as the General Manager of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region, Luigi will now extend his responsibilities to include overseeing operations in India.
During his tenure as the General Manager of APAC, Luigi played a pivotal role in expanding the brand’s footprint in crucial markets like Australia, establishing strong relationships with 7-Eleven convenience stores, contributing to stability in Hershey Korea, and charting a multi-year double-digit growth trajectory for Hershey Philippines and Thailand. Prior to joining The Hershey Company five years ago, Luigi was based in India with another confectionery company, where he held key leadership positions and dedicated substantial time to managing business operations.
Rohit Grover, President, International The Hershey Company, said, “Both India and APAC play crucial roles in shaping our company’s future. Our business in India, in particular, is growing, and a strategically important market for the future. Luigi’s outstanding track record in steering growth for large enterprises, driving profitability, and turnarounds, will guide his leadership as we continue to tap our desired growth and unlock new potential.”
Commenting on his appointment, Luigi Mirri, General Manager, Hershey India and APAC said, “I’m looking forward to embracing my new role and the opportunity it brings, including my return to India. I am excited to contribute to the broader transformation goals and growth of our company. India is a key focus for Hershey, bringing moments of goodness to our consumers with fantastic products and our commitment to talent development and leadership building. I’m excited about the prospect of collaborating with the talented team here to make an impact for the company and our people.”